OSC Announces Agenda for Roundtable on Proposed Protocols for Meeting Vote Reconciliation

For Immediate Release OSC

TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today announced the agenda, discussion topics and list of panellists for its roundtable to discuss issues identified during consultation on CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 54-304 Final Report on Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure and Request for Comments on Proposed Meeting Vote Reconciliation Protocols as well as next steps in implementing the proposed protocols.

The proposed protocols outline roles and responsibilities and provide detailed guidance on operational processes for the key entities that implement meeting vote reconciliation.

The roundtable will take place on Friday, November 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd floor of the OSC’s office located at 20 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario. OSC Vice-Chairs Monica Kowal and Grant Vingoe and OSC Commissioner Deborah Leckman will moderate the discussion.

Any interested parties who wish to attend the event are asked to send an email with full contact details to [email protected]. Space is limited. It is expected that a transcript will be posted on the OSC’s website following completion of the roundtable.

Any media interested in attending the roundtable should contact [email protected] to register.

The agenda and schedule of panel participants is as follows:





8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.



8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Introduction and Opening Remarks

Monica Kowal (OSC Vice-Chair)
Winnie Sanjoto (Manager, Corporate Finance, OSC)
Penny Rice (Shorecrest Group Ltd.)

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Topic 1: Implementing the Protocols and Measuring Short-term Progress

Josh Bezonsky (OMERS)
Lara Donaldson (Securities Transfer Association of Canada)
Frederic Duguay (Hansell LLP)
Judy Foster (Scotiabank)
David Masse (Governance Professionals of Canada)
Penny Rice (Shorecrest Group Ltd.)
Jeri Trotter (Broadridge)

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Topic 2: Exploring a Longer Term Strategy for the Proxy Voting Infrastructure


10:55 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Closing Remarks



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