IR Leader
March 22, 2016

Submission Deadline:  March 28, 2016

CIRI is looking for up to two current CIRI members to join the CIRI National Board of Directors at the CIRI Annual General Meeting in June, 2016. In order to comply with our by-law requirement that at least two-thirds of the Board be corporate IR practitioners, we are looking for corporate IR practitioners to fill these two positions.

If you know another CIRI member that you think would make a good addition to the CIRI National Board of Directors, we would ask you to please enter their name in nomination. The Call for Nominations to the CIRI National Board of Directors gives you all the details of the skill sets for a Board Director and how to complete the nomination process.

Please contact Brian Ector, Meghan Brown or Yvette Lokker with any questions.

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IROs from across Canada are putting together an outstanding program for this year's Conference. A list of sessions are below. Stay tuned for additional speaker announcements in the coming weeks. You won't want to miss it - click here to register!

Not a CIRI member and want to attend the Conference? We have a membership/conference bundle just for you! To find out more about the benefits and savings for the 2016 Membership/Conference Bundle, click here.
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ICD Director-Shareholder Engagement Guidance Released

On March 8, 2016, the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) released its guidance on director-shareholder engagement in response to demands from investors, including activist shareholders, for increased and better dialogue with their corporate boards.

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OSC Calls for Comment on 2016-2017 Statement of Priorities

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New Capital Markets Regulator: Extent of Consultation and CMA Provisions Remain of Concern

Comments on the revised consultation draft of the provincial/territorial Capital Markets Act (CMA) and the draft initial regulations (Initial Regulations and, together with the CMA, the Consultation Drafts) for the proposed Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System (Cooperative System), to be administered by the new Capital Markets Authority (Authority), indicate that capital markets stakeholders continue to have major concerns about the adequacy of the consultation process, the interface between the jurisdictions that will be part of the Cooperative System and those that will not, and other provisions of the Consultation Drafts.

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Directors Conflicted Over Shareholder Activism: Survey

Corporate directors have mixed feelings about the recent surge in shareholder activism, a March 3 survey by NYSE Governance Services and Spencer Stuart found.

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Executives and boards should be prepared to address these issues with shareholders at annual meetings this year.

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Looking Back on the Year Ahead

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Facing a long decline in its business, the TSX Venture Exchange kicked off 2016 by publishing details of a major "revitalization” plan. Then it took its pledge of savings and simplification on a cross-country, town-hall tour. Audiences listened. But will the business return?

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