Proxy Access in Canada: Opportunities and Pitfalls Explored!


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Proxy access – the right of shareholders to nominate directors for inclusion in management’s proxy materials – has not yet been established in Canada, but may soon become the norm. While some commentators may  debate on whether proxy access is necessary or appropriate for Canadian companies, the process has taken hold south of the 49th parrallel, and made its presence felt in Canada.  Earlier this year, both the TD Bank and RBC adopted proxy access by-laws in response to shareholder proposals, creating  additional proxy access rightsfor shareholders in the nomination of directors to the boards of the banks.

With the recent developments surrounding proxy access, and the U.S.’ continued influence on Canadian firms, it is expected that the U.S.-style proxy access and its policies will become inevitable for the years to come. 

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent issues and trends in Canada’s Proxy Access. Speakers will provide an insight of the opportunities and risks surrounding this significant topic.  

Key topics include:

  • Proxy Access in Canada – Framework and Perspectives
  • Scope and Limitations
  • The U.S.-Style Proxy Access By-laws
  • Recently Adopted Canadian By-laws
  • Alternatives for Activist Shareholders
  • Trends, Developments and Updates