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Ontario prospectus and registration exemptions - amendments to National Instrument 45-106 and OSC Rule 45-501 arising from Ontario Budget Bill 162: other changes to National Instrument 45-106

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 2 2009

In its May 22, 2009 Notice (Notice), the Ontario Securities Commission published for comment proposed changes (Proposed Modifications) to proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions (NI 45-106), National Instrument 45-102 Resale of Securities (NI 45-102) and OSC Rule 45-501 Ontario Prospectus and Registration Exemptions (OSC Rule 45-501) that were originally published for comment on February 29, 2008 (Proposed Rule Amendments

Developments in executive compensation disclosure for Canadian issuers

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 11 2010

On November 20, 2009, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued CSA Staff Notice 51-331 (the Staff Notice) reporting findings of their targeted compliance review of executive compensation disclosure of 70 (unnamed) reporting issuers in relation to compliance with the new executive compensation rules that were implemented on December 31, 2008

Recent CSA reviews of continuous disclosure and certification: a reminder to issuers to ensure compliance with requirements

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 30 2009

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have recently released, under separate notices, the results of their first certification compliance review and their annual continuous disclosure (CD) review program for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009

CCGG releases draft Say-on-Pay Policy

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 30 2009

On October 22, 2009, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) released its draft "Model Say-on-Pay Policy for Boards of Directors."

Recent shareholder governance initiatives in the United States and implications for Canada

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • September 2 2009

A number of recent legislative and regulatory initiatives in the United States will likely result in corresponding changes in Canada in the area of shareholder governance of companies

Changeover to IFRS drives proposed changes to securities legislation

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 30 2009

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have recently published for comments a series of notices that address proposed changes to securities legislation arising from the upcoming changeover to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS

Additional steps in move to Canadian securities regulator

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 30 2009

In mid-October 2009, the federal government took additional steps to advance its objective to establish a Canadian securities regulator

Canadian Securities Regulator Transition Office opens for business

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 2 2009

The minority federal Conservative government has established the Canadian Securities Regulator Transition Office as the next step in the transition to a Canadian securities regulator

Executive compensation disclosure items to consider in preparing this year’s disclosure

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 11 2010

On November 20, 2009, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued CSA Staff Notice 51-331 (the Staff Notice) reporting findings of their targeted compliance review of executive compensation disclosure of 70 (unnamed) reporting issuers in relation to compliance with the new executive compensation rules that were implemented on December 31, 2008

CSA shelves proposed changes to the corporate governance regime

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 30 2009

On Friday, November 13, 2009, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced that they are shelving the proposed changes to the Canadian corporate governance regime that had been published for comment on December 19, 2008