The topic of proxy access, or the ability of shareholders to nominate directors to the board, has again come to the fore of the Canadian corporate governance debate. The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG), an...more
On February 19, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions (NI 45-106), which are expected to come into force this spring....more
Ontario may soon become the first Canadian jurisdiction to implement a whistleblower program for suspected securities law violations.
On February 3, 2015, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) issued Staff...more
On September 8, 2014, the governments of Canada, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement formalizing the terms of the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory...more
On September 11, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced the publication of CSA Staff Notice 62-306, which contemplates a new harmonized regulatory approach to the Canadian take-over bid regime....more
On July 9, 2014, Canada's Minister of Finance announced that Saskatchewan and New Brunswick have agreed to join the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System that has been proposed by the governments of Canada, British...more
The Supreme Court of Canada recently issued its decision in McLean v British Columbia (Securities Commission).
The case is the first by the Court to address inter-provincial cooperation in relation to securities...more
On September 19, 2013, the finance ministers of Canada, Ontario and British Columbia announced an agreement in principle to create a new securities regulator through a "cooperative capital markets regulatory system".
When negotiating contracts with international parties, counsel should consider how their clients would, if necessary, serve judicial documents on counterparties based outside of Canada. The Hague Convention on the Service...more
Last week, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a proposed new regulatory framework for shareholder rights plans under National Instrument 62-105 Security Holder Rights Plans, and significant changes to...more