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A penny saved is a penny earned?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 8 2013

Effective February 4, 2013, the Canadian government proceeded with its plan to phase out the penny. In light of rising production and handling costs


Executive compensation disclosure issues in tumultuous times
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 13 2009

Most Canadian public companies are facing unprecedented financial and market conditions and business challenges, and this has been reflected both in the results of operations in 2008 and in the outcomes under 2008’s compensation plans


CSA provides guidance on corporate governance disclosure
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 1 2011

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently released the results of its review of compliance with corporate governance disclosure requirements by certain issuers and provided guidance on compliance with these requirements, with a focus on the areas of concern identified in that review


OSC invites input from public companies and others on shareholder democracy proposals
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 18 2011

On January 10, 2011, the Ontario Securities Commission published OSC Staff Notice 54-701 Regulatory Developments Regarding Shareholder Democracy (the Notice), which provides an update on the status of shareholder democracy issues and identifies three issues for additional review and potential regulatory proposals for reporting issuers


Should proxy advisory firms be regulated in Canada?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 18 2012

On June 21, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators (otherwise known as the “CSA”) published Consultation Paper 25-401 Potential Regulation of Proxy Advisory Firms, the purpose of which is to obtain feedback regarding some of the concerns raised by market participants in order to assist the CSA with determining whether there is a need to regulate proxy advisory firms and to outline and solicit feedback on potential regulatory responses and frameworks that may be used to regulate proxy advisory firms


Final CCGG model shareholder engagement and “say-on-pay” policy
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 1 2010

On October 22, 2009, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) released a draft of its much-awaited model shareholder engagement and "say-on-pay" policy, which addressed best practices for boards of directors on board engagement with shareholders, and included a model non-binding advisory shareholder resolution on executive compensation


Executive compensation disclosure issues in tumultuous times
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 29 2009

Canadian public companies are facing unprecedented financial and market conditions and business challenges, and this fact has been reflected in outcomes under 2008’s compensation plans


OSC staff review finds IFRS transition disclosure lacking
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 1 2010

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently released the results of its review of the quality of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) transition disclosure provided by certain randomly selected issuers in their 2008 annual and 2009 interim management discussion and analysis (MD&A


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


Getting ready for IFRS - practical tips
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 1 2010

On January 1, 2011, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for Publicly Listed Enterprises will adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS