Andrew MacDougall, Robert M. Yalden, John M. Valley
May 14, 2018
Boards must actively monitor and respond to changes in the rapidly shifting corporate governance landscape in Canada. Issues such as diversity on boards and in executive officer positions, and investor interest in a range of disclosure matters, will require companies to consider how their existing disclosure measures up as both legal requirements and market expectations continue to evolve over the coming year.
Corporate governance practices in Canada are shaped by legal rules and best practices promoted by institutional shareholder groups, the media and professional director associations such as the Institute of Corporate Directors. In order to effectively operate within this environment, boards must be cognizant of the regulatory and legal framework that exists in Canada for corporate governance.
In the recently released eighth edition of The Corporate Governance Review: Canada (2018) chapter, Osler partners Andrew MacDougall, Robert Yalden and John Valley offer in-depth analysis on recent developments and the structure of corporate governance in Canada, with detailed sections devoted to corporate leadership, disclosure requirements and corporate responsibility. The publication also contains a comprehensive section dedicated to shareholder rights and powers, activism and take-over defences.
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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in The Corporate Governance Review, Eighth Edition. (published in April 2018 – editor Willem J. L. Calkoen).