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The State of Play in Shareholder Activism: Issues, Concerns and Trends

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Join us on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 for a series of engaging discussions on shareholder activism in Canada. Industry experts will share valuable insights into regulatory and market issues, concerns and trends.


7:30 – 8:30 am Registration and Networking Breakfast (in-person only)
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome Address
8:45 – 10:15 am Consecutive Panel Discussions


  •   Regulation of Proxy Fights / Trending Legal Issues Facing Shareholder Activism
  •   ESG Activism – What’s Next
  •   M&A Activism
  •   Governance and Diversity
  •   Effective Activism Defence
10:15 – 11:00 am Fireside Chat with Carson Block
A discussion focused on whether there is a need to change the Canadian short selling regulations and whether Short Selling Activism is beneficial to, or a problem, in Canada.
11:00 am Event Close


Speakers Include

Alan Bayless
Longview Communications Inc.
Carson Block
Muddy Waters Capital LLC
Paul D. Davis
Chair of Board of Partners,
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities, M&A,
Naizam Kanji
General Counsel,
Ontario Securities Commission
David J. Salmon
Laurel Hill Advisory Group
Sandra Zhao
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities, M&A,
Gordon Smith
Associate Manager,
Legal Services, Corporate Finance,
British Columbia Securities Commission


Details and Registration
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

In-person 7:30 am – 8:30 am PST – Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 am – 11:00 am PST – ProgramParadox Hotel – South Ballroom
1161 W Georgia St,
Vancouver, BC, V6E 0C6
Online The full program will be streamed live. Log-in details will be e-mailed closer to the event date.

For more information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Please RSVP by Thursday, February 23, 2023.

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