Alberta Securities Commission Introduces Whistleblower Program

Last Tuesday, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) announced that it's expanding its enforcement toolbox through the creation of a whistleblower program and the new Office of the Whistleblower (OWB). This program will allow whistleblowers to report potential securities law breaches in a way that is safe and easy. Employees are encouraged to utilize the new …

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The Supreme Court Opens Door to New Model of Securities Regulation

By Anita Anand Originally published on the C.D. Howe Institute. In a decision last week, the Supreme Court of Canada held that the proposed Cooperative Capital Markets Regulator (CCMR) does not impede provincial legislatures’ ability to enact securities regulation. In addition, the court held that the federal government has the constitutional authority to regulate in …

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Shareholder-Driven Corporate Governance

Professor Anita Anand was recently featured on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, discussing the concept of “shareholder-driven corporate governance” (SCG). In this post, Professor Anand revisits the nature of the relationship between the shareholder and the corporation and, in light of growing shareholder activism, considers what role the law …

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