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More corporate meetings to go virtual after success during pandemic

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The Canadian Press – The pandemic’s eruption at the start of AGM season this year forced many companies to cancel their in-person events and figure out how to use technology for a virus-free meeting. The online migration was a scramble for most, as Canadian organizations have been much slower to adopt virtual meetings than their counterparts in the United States.

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The Votes Are in at Tim Hortons

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Morningstar – With the pandemic affecting frontline workers at Restaurant Brands International, investors and activists were closely watching the vote on worker rights, which ended up with 37% support, up from 25% the previous year. Shareholder advocacy group SHARE filed the workforce practices proposal on behalf of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation.

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Pension fund watchdog tuned to real estate arms

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The Remie Network – CCSN has developed four principles for responsible real estate management during the COVID-19 pandemic, which will also serve as the metrics for assessing the ten companies’ performance. These consider practices and policies related to workers’ financial stability, safety, flexibility to deal with family and personal pressures, and potential vulnerability as contractors’ employees.

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