The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a sledgehammer to stock markets, with the S&P/TSX 60 and S&P 500 each plunging approximately 20% during the first quarter of 2020. While boards and management must contend with a long list of pressing and unprecedented issues affecting business operations, they should also consider that the current drop in stock prices may fuel a wave of activism and opportunistic M&A activity once the immediate crisis subsides, and prepare accordingly.
The Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) last underwent significant change in 2001, and Industry Canada believes conditions have changed enough since then that it's time for another review. The department is accepting input until March 11, 2014, on the following topics...
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