In the wake of the high-profile proxy contest involving Canadian Pacific Railway in 2012, it is fair to say that proxy contests are generating more interest and discussion than ever before in Canada. The very notion, once unthinkable, that a company of Canadian Pacific’s size and iconic brand could be the target of a carefully co-ordinated and successful activist campaign suggests that no Canadian company can consider itself immune. As the year ended, public battles erupted at other Canadian giants, including RONA and Agrium, suggesting a growing trend. Indeed, proxy contests, not long ago a relatively rare phenomenon in Canada, have become an increasingly familiar feature of the Canadian corporate landscape and, given the success that a number of activist shareholders have achieved to date, might be expected to increase in frequency.
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