Federal Election Is Near: Understanding How Federal Elections Affect Crown Corporations

January 31, 2024 11:30am

Simon Kamel
Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Royal Canadian Mint

Carol Hansell
Senior Partner
Hansell LLP

With the anticipation of the 2024 Federal Election, Crown corporations need to prepare, not only for the possibility of a new elected government and new mandates, but also the pause and potential delay in appointments. Our discussion while politically neutral – will focus on the challenges Crown Corps encounter during the writ period and strategies they can employ for a smooth transition post-election.

  • Understanding how the federal election affects Crown corps
    • Federal level
    • Provincial/territorial level
  • Anticipating how a new government may affect Crowns and their mandates
  • Analyzing best practices to prepare for a new government
    • Fostering productive working relationships with new incoming ministers, board members, etc.
  • Developing a plan for empty seats on your Board during the election writ period
  • Understanding how Board members can assist and fill-in-the-gap