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OSC Announces Agenda for Roundtable to Discuss Canada's Proxy Voting Infrastructure

TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today the final agenda, discussion topics and list of panellists for its roundtable on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, which will further explore the issues identified in CSA Consultation Paper and Request for Comment 54-401 Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure

The roundtable will feature topics that reflect the major themes that emerged from the comment letters received and will help inform next steps on this initiative.

Announced on November 5, 2013, the roundtable will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the 22nd floor of the OSC's offices, located at 20 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario.

The roundtable will feature two panels representing the perspectives of issuers, investors and other financial industry stakeholders.  Panellists have been selected based on comment letters submitted and to reflect the diversity of views on the subject.  

Panel topics include:

  1. Understanding and improving vote reconciliation
  2. Designing and implementing end-to-end vote confirmation

Panellists will have an opportunity to provide brief remarks, which will then be followed by general discussion and questions from OSC Commissioners.

Interested parties wishing to attend the roundtable are asked to send an email with full contact details to Laura Lam at llam@osc.gov.on.ca.  Space is limited.  It is expected that a transcript will be posted to the OSC website following completion of the roundtable. 

The agenda and schedule of panel participants is as follows:  


Agenda


Time

Topic

Moderators

 

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Arrival/Check-in





9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Introduction and Opening Remarks

Mary G. Condon

(Vice-Chair)

 

James E. A. Turner

(Vice-Chair)

 

Deborah Leckman

(OSC Commissioner)




9:10 a.m. – 10:40  a.m.

Topic 1: Understanding and improving vote reconciliation





10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Break  





11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Topic 2: Designing and implementing end-to-end vote confirmation





11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing


 

Confirmed panellists include:




Lara Donaldson

Jeri Trotter and Chip Pasfield

(Computershare Canada)

(Broadridge)



Stéphanie Lachance

Penny Rice

(Public Sector Pension Investment Board)

(Shorecrest Group Ltd.)



David Masse

Narry Teemal

(Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries)

(Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)



Eric Miller

Hooman Tabesh

(Agrium Inc.)

(Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc.)



Zach Oleksiuk

Curtis Wennberg

(BlackRock)

(TMX Group, CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.)

 

SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission

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