April 16, 2014
We appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to Form 58-101F1 regarding the representation of women on boards and in senior management (collectively, the “Proposed Amendments”).
Hansell LLP provides expert independent legal and governance advice. A significant portion of our practice is devoted to advising boards of directors in the context of transactions and special situations and on their governance practices generally. Our lawyers serve as directors and we understand the range of considerations that come into play with respect to the appropriate composition of boards.
We provided comments on OSC Staff Consultation Paper 58-401 (the “Consultation Paper”) in a letter dated October 4, 2013. We attach a copy of that comment letter. In addition, we consolidated the comments received by the OSC in connection with the Consultation Paper in order to allow us to have a better understanding of the views of interested parties on the issue of board and management diversity. We were pleased to share this consolidation on our website and attach a copy to this letter.