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Secret Entities: A legal analysis of the transparency of beneficial ownership in Canada

Author Mora Johnson reports that a number of laws in Canada enable actors involved in business transactions to obscure beneficial ownership, and are out of step with global efforts to address money-laundering and terrorism financing. This report advocates for the creation of beneficial ownership registries across federal, territorial and provincial jurisdictions. 

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An Eye on Disclosure: The PWYP-Canada Guide to Accessing Information on Canadian Companies

An Eye on Disclosure: The PWYP-Canada Guide to Accessing Information on Canadian Companies is a tool developed for PWYP partners around the world looking to gain access to information on the companies operating in their areas. The guide provides examples of the type of information that can be found in the securities disclosure documents of Canadian mining companies, as well as instructions on how these documents can be accessed.

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Staying Ahead of the Curve: Meeting Canada's Commitment to Transparency and Good Corporate Citizenship in the Extractive Industries

This paper features a comparison of the disclosure requirements in Canada and the US, following the US adoption of the Dodd-Frank Act. The paper focuses on two specific requirements set out in the new law, including disclosure of payments to host governments and reporting on measures taken to assure conflict minerals do not enter a company's supply chain. It concludes that harmonizing Canadian disclosure requirements with those set out in the Dodd-Frank Act is necessary in order to ensure investor protection for companies operating on both sides of the border, as well as for Canada to live up to its commitment to transparency and corporate accountability.

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Lifting the Veil: Exploring the Transparency of Canadian Companies

Publish What You Pay Canada has published a pioneering report on public disclosure regulations in Canada's extractive industries. The report details the strengths and weaknesses of Canadian disclosure rules, providing NGOs, investors and the media with a new and detailed roadmap for holding mining oil and gas companies accountable for their activities and policies.

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