IR Leader
June 23, 2015
CIRI is offering two events that you don't want to miss!

2014 IR Compensation & Responsibilities Survey Discussion

Wondering how your responsibilities and salary compare to that of your peers? Find out how you stack up at CIRI’s 2014 Investor Relations Compensation & Responsibilities Survey Discussion. During this event, we will discuss what tasks IROs are responsible for, how their roles are changing given today’s market environment and how they are being compensated. 

Click here to register for this event.

Webinar: Trends and Best Practices in Investor Presentations

Looking for ways to refresh your investor presentation? Join our panel of IROs as they share with you how they create current and relevant investor presentations. Panelists will also discuss how messages are incorporated and the use of videos, graphics and other images. Join us to get a fresh perspective on investor presentations!

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Enter before July 10, 2015.

Top notch corporate reporting is important to your investors. Enter the Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting this year and see how your reporting measures up against other listed Canadian companies.

Here are three excellent reasons to enter:
  • Demonstrate your commitment to high quality reporting;
  • Send a strong confident message to investors by putting your reports up against the best in  the country; and
  • Receive a confidential assessment, including comments from the judges.  
“The awards showcase the best reporting models in the country but the program is about more than just bragging rights,” explains Kevin Dancey, president and CEO, CPA Canada. “It’s about participants striving to be the best through continuous improvement. In addition to recognizing winners and their leadership, the awards also provide an excellent platform from which to develop even stronger corporate reporting practices.”

Entries close July 10, 2015. Please visit the CPA Canada website for more information.
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CIRI is one of the three judging organizations for the CPA's Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting and we are looking for CIRI members to volunteer as judges to take part in this year's competition. As a CIRI judge, you'll be asked to spend a few hours over the summer reviewing some of Canada's best annual reports and have the chance to pick up some good ideas for your own report along the way.

To find out more, please contact Jane Maciel, CIRI Head Judge, at (416) 364-8200 or
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Top Stories

Dark Pools vs Protectionism

Should Canadian investors be denied access to the vastly more liquid and dynamic U.S. investment market?

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OSC Publishes 2015-2017 Strategic Outlook and Final 2015-2016 Statement of Priorities

Today the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published its 2015-2017 OSC Strategic Outlook (Strategic Outlook). Also being published in final form today is the 2015-2016 OSC Statement of Priorities (Statement of Priorities).

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Investors Are Less Interested in Short-Term Results than You Think

They're also more interested in qualitative information, relative to quantitative data, than is commonly assumed.

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The Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws

This Guide summarizes how federal regulation of securities has evolved in the face of growing use of social media by investors, securities issuers, broker-dealers, investment advisers and investment companies. Given the fast pace of changes, this Guide is a work in progress.

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Drilling Down on Transparency: Quebec Introduces Bill Requiring Reporting For MIning, Oil & Gas Industries

On June 11, 2015, Quebec's Minister for Mines introduced a bill before the Quebec National Assembly that proposes to impose mandatory reporting requirements on businesses operating in the mining and oil and gas sectors. The bill, titled An Act respecting transparency measures in the mining, oil and gas industries (Bill 55), would require subject entities to declare all payments made to government bodies and eventually to aboriginal communities. Bill 55 mirrors closely the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, adopted by the Canadian government, which came into force on June 1, 2015.

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Lessons from the DuPont/Trian Proxy Battle

The last year has seen an increase in shareholder activism in the chemicals and materials sector with varying degrees of success. In late 2014, the board of chemicals giant Dow Chemical negotiated a settlement with hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb of Third Point Management after Loeb threatened a proxy war. The settlement led to, among other things, two independent Third Point nominees joining the company's board.

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Shareholder Democracy - The Same Old Sham

The Good Governance plan for shareholder involvement in director choice undermines corporate model.

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