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The Corporate Governance Review, Seventh Edition: Canada (2017)

Author(s): Andrew MacDougall, John M. Valley, Robert M. Yalden

June 21, 2017

The Corporate Governance Review 2018: Canada is now available.


The corporate governance landscape in Canada continues to evolve and boards must be prepared to proactively address a number of issues that have emerged or remained over the past year, including board diversity, changes in director elections and developments in shareholder engagement. In order to effectively manage the shifting environment, it’s important for boards to be cognizant of the regulatory framework and the structure of corporate governance that exists in Canada.

Corporate governance practices in Canada are shaped by legal rules, including provincial corporate statutes, securities laws and rules, stock exchange requirements and the common law, as well as best practices promoted by a range of stakeholders and professional director associations such as the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).

In the recently released seventh edition of The Corporate Governance Review: Canada (2017) chapter, Osler partners Andrew MacDougall, Robert Yalden and John Valley examine the structure of corporate governance in Canada, with detailed sections devoted to corporate leadership, disclosure requirements, and corporate responsibility. The report also contains an in-depth section dedicated to shareholder rights and powers, activism, communication and takeover defences.

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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in The Corporate Governance Review, Edition 7. (published in March 2017 – editor Willem J. L. Calkoen).