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February 19, 2013
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2013 Executive Compensation Principles

The 2013 Executive Compensation Principles provides the latest CCGG thoughts on designing an effective executive compensation program.

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FINRA Starting Sweep on ATS Practices

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is about to pay visits to a wide range of alternative trading systems, in an attempt to make sure they are properly handling customers' orders.

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When Investors Attack

With macroeconomic uncertainty lessening, but with companies still hesitant to part with cash cushions, the time is ripe for shareholder activists to stir the pot.

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Crowdfunding Alert: OSC Extends Comment Period for New Prospectus Exemptions

The Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") is actively taking steps to make capital raising easier for start-ups. In late 2012, the OSC published Staff Consultation Paper 45-710, seeking feedback on proposed new prospectus exemptions in Ontario. In a recent announcement, the OSC has extended the deadline for submitting comments to March 8, 2013.

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TSX-V Extends Temporary Relief Measures for Private Placements

As recently announced in a Corporate Finance Bulletin and Notice to Issuers (the "Bulletin"), the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") has extended until April 30, 2013 three temporary measures (the "Relief Measures") designed to provide relief to issuers from certain pricing requirements relating to private placement financings.

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Companies Profit from Embracing Sustainability

Study by MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group indicates more companies are profiting with sustainable business models.

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Insider Trading Escalates At Hedge Funds, Reflecting Weak Controls

The ongoing proliferation of insider trading cases at hedge funds points to the need for more transparency into investment decisions and trading processes. One way to stop the pattern is for hedge funds to form internal control groups that scrutinize the links between investment themes and material non-public information.

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2013 Canadian Proxy Contest Study

In the wake of the high-profile 2012 Canadian Pacific Railway proxy contest and subsequent public battles involving RONA and Agrium erupting later in the year, it is clear that proxy contests have taken centre stage in the Canadian corporate landscape.

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