November 20, 2012

CIRI Initiates RFP Process for Webcast Services


CIRI has initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to identify a vendor to deliver live and archived webcasts of all CIRI National and Chapter events in 2013, to better serve its current and potential members.
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2012 Best Practices for Proxy Circular Disclosure

Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) - November 15, 2012

CCGG prepares best practices documents for reporting issuers to provide them with guidance on effective communications with shareholders emphasizing the substance of disclosure that investors expect of regulatory filings.

Global Proxy Review: A pension trustee's guide to key shareholder votes in 2012

Committee on Workers' Capital - November 15, 2012

Global Proxy Review is a pension trustee's guide to key shareholder votes at multi-national companies across the globe. With this oversight tool, trustees and investors can evaluate the performance of fund managers or proxy voting services on the most important environmental, social and governance issues of the year.

‘Empty Voting’ Clouds Shareholder Rights Law

National Post - November 14, 2012

The “empty voting” issues raised by Mason Capital Management LLC’s proxy battle with the management of Telus Corp. continue to cloud Canadian shareholders’ rights law.

United States DOJ/SEC Release Guidance on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP - November 15, 2012

On November 14, 2012, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (the DOJ) and the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) took an unprecedented step in releasing A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the Guide).

OSC Staff Notice 51-720 Issuer Guide for Companies Operating in Emerging Markets

Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) - November 9, 2012

In response to public questions and concerns involving Canadian public companies with significant business operations in emerging markets{1} (referred to in this guidance as "emerging market issuers"), the OSC announced on July 5, 2011 the commencement of a regulatory review (EMIR Review or the Review) of selected emerging market issuers.

CSA Staff Consultation Paper 21-401 Real-Time Market Data Fees

Canadian Securities Regulators (CSA) - November 8, 2012

The CSA today released a consultation paper that considers real-time market data fees in Canada and seeks input on addressing the issues identified by the regulators.

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