November 27, 2012

The Value of Membership: Advocacy, Publications, Professional Development, Networking

 

We thank all CIRI members for their continued support in 2012. Some of this past year's highlights include:
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'A Loss for the Country': Carney's Move to Bank of England Takes Bay Street by Surprise

National Post - November 26, 2012

Mark Carney's move to take the top job at the Bank of England will be “a loss” for Canada, one of this country’s top bankers said Monday.

OSC Guidance for Emerging Market Issuers

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP - November 26, 2012

The Ontario Securities Commission's Staff Notice 51-720 ? Issuer Guide for Companies Operating in Emerging Markets provides guidance to emerging market issuers and their directors on governance and disclosure practices. The guide is part of a broader regulatory review of the issues facing emerging market issuers and focuses on companies with management or principal active operations in areas such as Asia, Africa, South America and Eastern Europe.

Empty Voting - Waiting for a Regulatory Response

Miller Thompson LLP - November 26, 2012

Hedge funds, activist investors, issuers and corporate governance advisors will be paying close attention to the practice of "empty voting" after the decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (the "BCCA") regarding the proxy battle between Telus Corp. ("Telus") and the U.S. hedge fund Mason Capital Management LLC ("Mason") which shone a spotlight on the issue.

Rebuilding Wall St.'s Watchdog

New York Times - November 26, 2012

Mary L. Schapiro spent four years at the Securities and Exchange Commission trying to shake the regulator’s past.

Board Games 2012

The Globe and Mail - November 26, 2012

The Globe and Mail's annual corporate governance rankings.

Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries - Excellence in Governance Awards

Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) - November 21, 2012

The CSCS EG awards recognize the important contribution governance professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value. The awards underscore the critical role that good governance plays in sustaining the value of Canada?s public companies, crown corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, contributing to the competitiveness of Canada?s economy and its capital markets.

Companies Beware: Investors Don't Like Surprises

National Post - November 21, 2012

At a time of heightened market anxiety and investor uncertainty, one message is clear: companies, particularly those of the small and mid-cap dividend-paying variety, should not surprise their owners.

Getting Out the Vote: Potential Regulation of Proxy Advisory Firms

Miller Thomson LLP - November 19, 2012

In recent years, the role of proxy advisory firms in the Canadian capital markets has noticeably increased. Institutional investors, issuers and proxy advisory firms will be interested in the consultation paper of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published for comment in June 2012 regarding the potential regulation of proxy advisory firms.

OSC Seeks Participants for Analysis of Electronic Trading Risks

Stikeman Elliott LLP - November 15, 2012

The Ontario Securities Commission today announced that its staff have retained a consultant to analyze tools and controls with respect to electronic trading in Canada. Part of the consultant's work will include gathering information from market participants regarding the risks posed by electronic trading and the provision of direct electronic access (DEA).

How Does the U.S. Corruption Legislation Apply to You and Your Canadian Company

McMillan LLP - November 14, 2012

Canadian companies doing business internationally usually understand that they need to comply with Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act ("CFPOA"). The fact that the United States' Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") is often also applicable to them is less understood.

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