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Corporate Governance in the Common-Law World: The Political Foundations of Shareholder Power, by Christopher Bruner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 318pp. ISBN: 978-1-1070-1329-2

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 July 2015

Anita Anand
University of Toronto
William Muir
University of Toronto


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1. UK Companies Act 2006, c. 46, s. 172(1).

2. See BCE Inc. v. 1976 Debentureholders, [2008] 3 SCR 560 at para. 39 (affirming the broad corporate purpose recognized in Peoples Dept. Stores Inc. v. Wise [2004] 3 SCR 461 at paras. 41-43). See Edward Iacoboucci, “Indeterminacy and the Canadian Supreme Court’s Approach to Corporate Fiduciary Duties” (2009) 48 Can Bus LJ 232.

3. National Policy 62-202 Take-Over Bids-Defensive Tactics, OSC NP 62-202, s. 1.1(2).

4. Jeffrey MacIntosh, “BCE and the Peoples’ Corporate Law: Learning to Live on Quicksand” (2009) 48 Can Bus LJ 255, at 270-271. See also Iacobucci, supra note 14 at 248.

5. See Minister of Finance and the Economy Nicolas Marceau, “2014-2015 Budget Speech” (speech delivered at the National Assembly of Québec, February 20, 2014),

6. Frederic Tomesco, “Quebec Aims to Save Head Office Jobs by Blocking Bids,” Bloomberg News (February 21, 2014),