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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


Reaction to CSA’s proposed amendments to the beneficial owner communication process
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 29 2010

In April 2010, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a notice and request for comments on proposed amendments to National Instrument 54-101 Communication with Beneficial Owners of Securities of a Reporting Issuer (NI 54-101) and other related instruments and policies designed to improve the beneficial owner communication process


SEC reviews the role and regulation of proxy advisory firms
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 29 2010

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued a concept release on the US proxy voting system in the United States that discusses, among other topics, the role and regulation of proxy advisory firms and proposed regulatory reforms related to them


CSA staff conduct IFRS transition disclosure review
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • September 2 2010

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently released the results of their review of the extent and quality of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) transition disclosure provided by certain issuers in their 2009 annual management's discussion and analysis (MD&A


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


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


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


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


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


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