December 11, 2012

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IR Focus

Miners Comb Through New Canadian Investment Rules

The Globe and Mail - December 10, 2012

While the energy sector is sifting through Ottawa?s new takeover rules, the mining industry is abuzz about paragraph No. 6.

Who's Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

National Post - December 7, 2012

You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing ? after they?ve tried everything else

Help Shape GRI's List of Material Sustainability Topics Per Sector

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) - December 5, 2012

GRI?s call for Material Sustainability Topics closes on 14 December. In May 2013, GRI aims to publish a list of internationally-recognized material topics for business/industry activity groups, to be used as a reference in the sustainability reporting field. To prepare this list in a fair and thorough way, GRI is inviting all interested parties to provide feedback, and supporting documentation, on the most relevant sustainability topics for sectors or industries.

Toronto Stock Exchange Announces New Rules for Director Elections

Davis LLP - December 5, 2012

The Toronto Stock Exchange has announced new rules for director elections for listed issuers, which will come into effect on December 31, 2012.

"Notice-and-Access" Mechanism Comes to Canada

Heenan Blaikie LLP - December 3, 2012

On November 29, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced the adoption of amendments to National Instrument 54-101 Communication with Beneficial Owners of Securities of a Reporting Issuer and National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations.

CSA Adopts "Notice-and-Access" Allowing Electronic Posting of Proxy and Other Materials

Stikeman Elliott LLP - November 30, 2012

The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday announced the adoption of regulatory changes to improve the communications process between reporting issuers and shareholders.

2013 Updates to Canadian Proxy Advisory Guidelines

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP - November 29, 2012

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis, & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both recently released updates to their proxy voting recommendation guidelines for the 2013 proxy season.

Continuous Disclosure Guide

Stikeman Elliott LLP - November 29, 2012

Over the last few years, regulators have issued a number of notices providing guidance and suggested best practices relevant to continuous disclosure, most notably relating to amendments to executive compensation disclosure.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Fiscal Year 2012 Agency Financial Report

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - November 28, 2012

The SEC released its 151-page financial report for its fiscal year ended September 2012.

More Investors Demand CEO Face Time

Wall Street Journal - November 27, 2012

What's the value of a meeting with a chief executive? For investors pondering large stakes in a company, a few minutes of a CEO"s time can be worth millions of dollars, giving them deeper insight into a firm's strategy and prospects.

Whose Company Is It?

CFO - November 15, 2012

A controversial new book has rekindled the debate over shareholder value and the purpose of the public corporation.

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