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OSC Issues Staff Notice 51-720 – Issuer Guide for Companies Operating in Emerging Markets

Posted by: · November 9th, 2012

On November 9, 2012 the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released Staff Notice 51-720 – an Issuer Guide for Companies Operating in Emerging Markets (the “Guide”). In its review, the OSC identified the following main areas of concerns related to emerging market issuers: Corporate Governance Practices The OSC cites concern at the level of engagement by boards and audit committees in their oversight of management and sense of responsibility for the stewardship…

TSXV Amends Policies 1.1 and 3.2 and Reminds of Ongoing Corporate Governance Requirements

Posted by: · February 29th, 2012

The TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) issued a bulletin dated February 29, 2012 amending Policy 1.1 – Interpretation (“Policy 1.1”) and Policy 3.2 – Filing Requirements and Continuous Disclosure (“Policy 3.2”). The amendments address certain inconsistencies with applicable securities laws, remove redundant or unnecessary sections, and enhance the clarity of existing policy requirements and ensuring that their purpose and intent are properly reflected in the wording of Policy 3.2. The principal…

TSXV Issues Reminder of Ongoing Corporate Governance Requirements

Posted by: · February 24th, 2012

The TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) published a bulletin dated February 24, 2012 reminding of corporate governance requirements of Boards of Directors and Audit Committees. These requirements are principally set forth in Policy 3.1 – Directors, Officers, Other Insiders & Personnel and Corporate Governance of the Corporate Finance Manual (“Policy 3.1”). TSXV performs a regular review of all listed issuers to ensure compliance with these requirements. Board and Management Composition and Qualifications…

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