Friday 24 November 2017

Canada: corporate governance reform - an update

Here is a further update on the Bill that will, when enacted, make changes to the governance framework by amending the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, and the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. The Bill completed second reading in the Senate yesterday and has now been referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce: see here. The text of the Bill is available here and further information is available here. Among the changes proposed are those relating to the election of directors (including annual elections and votes for individual directors), the disclosure of information regarding board diversity and communications with shareholders.

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