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Time to prohibit dual class share structures?

Oct. 28, 2015

Centre for the Legal Profession roundtable discussed the advantages and disadvantages of DCS

By Sheldon Gordon

Do dual class share (DCS) structures need to be more strictly regulated in the interests of shareholder democracy—or even banned outright—by Canada's securities commissions?

Activist shareholders, board powers and the need for a policy on proxy access

Mar. 3, 2015

Proxy Access Roundtable raised questions, discussed merits about the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance’s draft policy

By Alison Hines, Centre for the Legal Profession

Proxy Access Roundtable

Dec. 12, 2014

The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) is in the process of drafting policy on proxy access, that is, the ability of shareholders to not only elect directors, but also exercise a right to nominate directors and have those nominees placed on the same ballot as management nominees. The intended goal of this new nominee structure is to increase the levels of independence and quality of boards of directors among companies, while providing shareholders a meaningful say in who become directors.

Conference on Financial System Design: A Comparative Perspective

Sep. 19, 2014
One of the most pressing issues for countries following the recent financial crisis is the design of their financial system: should countries have in place a macroprudential regulator? How should systemic risk be regulated? What should be the role of the central bank? Is a “twin peaks” approach optimal?

Making Life Work - The Perpetual Balancing Act

Mar. 11, 2014

Making Life Work- The Perpetual Balancing Act
Alumni Hall, Vic College

Congratulations Noel Semple!

Mar. 4, 2014

We are delighted to congratulate Noel, our Visiting Scholar in Residence, on his recent appointment as Assistant Professor, at Windsor Law commencing this summer.  We wish you all the very best!  Your thought-provoking questions, insightful research, engaging teaching, and excellent tweeting are just a few of the things we’ll miss.  To read more about Noel’s research and writings, please see his bio page.

All Aboard! Speaker Series, "Diversity on Canadian Corporate Boards"

Mar. 3, 2014

Diversity on Canadian Corporate Boards, March 3, 2014

This panel discussion featured Maureen Jensen, Executive Director & Chief Adminstrative Officer, Ontario Securities Commission; Pamela Jeffery, Founder, Women's Executive Network and the Canadian Board Diversity Council; Sheila Murray, Executive Vice Prsident, General Counsel and Secretary, CI Financial; and Ian Pearce, Partner, X2 Resources and former CEO, Xstrata Nickel.  Discussion was moderated by Prof.

Ethical Issues in the Law Firm Setting

Jan. 16, 2014

Ethical Issues in the Law Firm Setting 

Our first annual conference was a huge success!  View the summary and photos, or watch the webcast (with transcript).  Or see the article in the Law Time