News Release

BCSC consulting on disclosure requirements relating to women on boards and in executive officer positions

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Vancouver - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) today published a notice and request for comment seeking input on gender diversity disclosure requirements in National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (NI 58-101).

NI 58-101 requires non-venture issuers to provide annual disclosure regarding certain gender diversity related matters, including policies regarding the representation and number of women on the board and in executive officer positions.

"While the gender diversity disclosure requirements in NI 58-101 have not been adopted in B.C., our non-venture issuers already comply with these requirements in other jurisdictions," said Pamela McDonald, Director of Communications and Education, BCSC. "Other members of the Canadian Securities Administrators have begun consulting on the future of these disclosure requirements and it is important that B.C. market participants have an opportunity to share their views and help inform future regulatory direction."

The BCSC invites comments in writing on or before April 10, 2018. More information on the consultation, including how to submit comments, can be found in the notice.

About the British Columbia Securities Commission (www.bcsc.bc.ca)

The British Columbia Securities Commission is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating capital markets in British Columbia through the administration of the Securities Act. Our mission is to protect and promote the public interest by fostering:

  • A securities market that is fair and warrants public confidence
  • A dynamic and competitive securities industry that provides investment opportunities and access to capital

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