Jan. 15, 2020 - The official Annual Report under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) for the fiscal year 2018-19 was released at the end of 2019. This document sets out various statistics and other noteworthy developments during that time frame (i.e., April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019) relating to the two review...
Second Opinions Still the Exception
In an article published in Listed Magazine, Patricia Olasker and Poonam Puri discuss the impact of the Yukon court’s ruling on fairness opinions and trends that have become evident since the court’s decision.
Patricia and Poonam point out that since the court’s decision, there have been nearly two dozen plans of arrangement, but issuers and their advisers are not falling into line with the court’s directions.
The article outlines four questions a board should consider before making the decision to obtain a second fairness opinion.
Jan. 13, 2020 - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has published a consultation paper seeking input on the potential implementation of an “access equals delivery” model – an electronic access alternative for satisfying prospectus and other documentary delivery obligations under Canadian securities...