Orestes Pasparakis, Esq. of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada and panelist for the 2016 PLUS D&O Symposium panel "Shareholder Activism and Litigation in Canada," joined us in the Media Zone to discuss the differences between the U.S. and Canada markets, whether or not Canada needs a unified securities regulator, and his predictions for the future of the issue.
From the NPR Website: Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper won his coveted majority government in elections that changed Canada's political landscape, with the opposition Liberals and Quebec separatists suffering a shattering defeat. Harper, who took office in 2006, has won two elections but until Monday's vote had never held a majority of Parliament's 308 seats, forcing him to rely on the opposition to pass legislation. While Harper's hold on Parliament has been tenuous during his five-year tenure, he has managed to nudge an instinctively center-left country to the right. He has gradually lowered sales and corporate taxes, avoided climate change [...]