I'm going to let you in on two secrets today and share some great work (of others) with you.
First, let's talk about an unfortunate rodent who recently came to an untimely demise... And tease you with the certainty that not everything turns out as it might seem at first. Next newsletter will give you an update on our dear friend - the "Dead" Squirrel.
Second, following the official launch of the book I will be sending out details on the contest and prizes referred to in the book. Totally FUN stuff.
Now for the sharing - a couple of great updates from the law firms that help us all to keep our sanity.
This first link is to the latest court action with regard to empty voting. It seems to give a strong directive for the regulators to take action in solving this issue.
Blakes Memo on Telus Ruling
For more information on the issue and to see how the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries are leading the charge on fixing our Canadian proxy plumbing, check out the Shareholder Democracy Summit information at http://www.cscs.org/summit.
The second link is on the use of "advance notice policies" in Canada as a way to manage and deter proxy battles. Basically, it writes into the company by-laws that any shareholder intending to nominate a director must give advance notice to the company.
Davies Memo on Advance Notice Policies