The Corporation and the board of directors (the "Board") of the Corporation recognize the importance of corporate governance to the effective management of the Corporation and to the protection of its employees and shareholders.
The Corporation's approach to significant issues of corporate governance is designed with a view to ensuring that the business and affairs of the Corporation are effectively managed so as to enhance shareholder value. The Board fulfills its mandate directly and through its committees at regularly scheduled meetings or as required. Frequency of meetings may be increased and the nature of the agenda items may be changed depending upon the state of the Corporation's affairs and in light of opportunities or risks which the Corporation faces. The directors are kept informed of the Corporation's operations at these meetings as well as through reports and discussions with management on matters within their particular areas of expertise.