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

For Immediate Release OSC

TORONTO - 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 [email protected] 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:



Confirmed panellists include:


Lara Donaldson
Jeri Trotter and Chip Pasfield
Stéphanie Lachance
(Public Sector Pension Investment Board)
Penny Rice
(Shorecrest Group Ltd.)
David Masse
(Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries)
Narry Teemal
(Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)
Eric Miller
(Agrium Inc.)
Hooman Tabesh
(Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc.)
Zach Oleksiuk
Fran Daly
(TMX Group, CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.)
Scott MacDonald
(RBC Investor)



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