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At what point are we going overboard?

March-1-2014

Lawyer Neill May
Area Corporate Finance and Securities

Summary

Article originally published in the Canadian Lawyer Magazine, March 2014

Excerpt from "At what point are we going overboard?":

The Ontario Securities Commission recently published proposed rules that would require publicly traded issuers to provide disclosure about the number of women holding board and executive positions, and the issuer’s policies and objectives concerning gender diversity in its leadership roles.  This is an issue that evokes passion among many in the corporate world, perhaps because it is a topical issue in the evolution of society at large. This makes it a useful topic for me, particularly for discussing with my children, who seem to think the only real-world application of my professional skills is spotting typos in menus.

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