Press Releases

November 16, 2020

Louis Audet of Cogeco and Madeleine Paquin of LOGISTEC named 2020 Great builders of the Quebec economy

Montreal, November 18, 2020—As part of its biennial celebration of the Great builders of the Quebec economy, the IGOPP has named Louis Audet, Executive Chair of the Board of Cogeco, and Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of LOGISTIC, as the laureates of its sixth edition. Since this initiative was launched in 2010, the IGOPP has […]

November 12, 2020

Louis Audet and Isabelle Marcoux appointed to IGOPP Board

Montreal, November 12, 2020—Yvan Allaire, Chair of the Board of the Institute for Governance (IGOPP), is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis Audet and Isabelle Marcoux, respectively Executive Chair of the Board of Cogeco Inc. and Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc., to the IGOPP’s Board. Mr. Allaire emphasized Mr. Audet and Ms. […]

September 8, 2020

Virtual conference with Martin Lipton, foremost American authority on corporate law and governance issues

To mark its 15th anniversary, the Institute for Governance (IGOPP) in partnership with the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD-Quebec chapter) is pleased to announce a virtual conference on The “Purpose” of a Corporation and the shift towards stakeholder governance and ESG with Martin Lipton, foremost authority on corporate law and governance issues and co-founder of […]

September 3, 2020

BNN interview with the Chair of IGOPP, Dr. Yvan Allaire, on Cogeco unsolicited bid from Altice

Chairman of the Institute for Governance Yvan Allaire says that the blunt response from Louis Audet suggests the family that owns Cogeco might not be open to negotiating a selling price. To access the interview with M. Allaire, please click here.

July 6, 2020

IGOPP’s research on Stakeholders quoted in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

In his article published on July 3, 2020 by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance Some Thoughts for Boards of Directors in 2020: A Mid-Year Update, Martin Lipton, a prominent New Yorker from the Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, referred to IGOPP’s research on Governance and stakeholders co-written by the professors Yvan Allaire […]

May 21, 2020

François Dauphin Appointed President and CEO of IGOPP

Montreal, May 21, 2020 – The board of directors of the Institute for governance (IGOPP) is pleased to announce that François Dauphin has been appointed president and CEO and director of IGOPP, effective June 1, 2020. He will succeed Michel Nadeau, who has been IGOPP’s Director General since it was created in 2005. Professor Yvan […]

September 25, 2019

Unveiling of 2019’s laureates for the Yvan Allaire medal

Montreal, September 25, 2019 – The Royal Society of Canada has awarded the Yvan Allaire medal to Professor Anita Anand and Réal Labelle respectively Professor of Law and J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance at the University of Toronto and Emeritus Professor at HEC Montreal. In partnership with the Institute for Governance […]

January 31, 2019

The case for multiple voting shares

Montreal (February 4, 2019) — In Canada, the number of companies with multiple voting shares has dropped from 100 in 2005 to 69 in 2018. But these companies continue to play a vital role in the Canadian economy. The Institute for Governance has issued a policy paper in support of multiple voting shares, urging entrepreneurs […]

September 26, 2018

Donald J. Savoie, First Winner of the Yvan Allaire Medal in Governance

Montreal, September 26, 2018 — The Royal Society of Canada has awarded the first Yvan Allaire Medal in Governance to M. Donald J. Savoie, OC, ONB, FRSC, D.Phil., D. ès L., professor and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Public Administration and Governance at the Université de Moncton. This medal, along with a $5,000 […]

June 7, 2018

Board members are independent but are they legitimate and credible?

Montreal, June 7, 2017 – Today, the Institute for Governance (IGOPP) is publishing a policy paper entitled: From independent to legitimate and credible – The challenge facing boards of directors. Back in 2008, IGOPP had noted that, despite its presumably crucial role and its omnipresence, the concept of «independent» board members lent itself to several […]

November 21, 2017

IGOPP Calls for Changes to CEO Compensation

Today, the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organisations (IGOPP) released its policy paper entitled Executive Compensation: Cutting the Gordian Knot.  The compensation of CEOs remains a contentious issue and, for the past twenty years, has drawn sharp and unrelenting criticism, much of it justified.  At issue has been the fact that the ratio […]

June 8, 2017

Are our State-owned enterprises well governed?

Montreal, June 8, 2017 – The Institute for Governance (IGOPP) is unveiling today the results of a study about the quality of governance at 46 Quebec State-owned enterprises, which collectively have revenues of $63 billion, employ some 65,000 people, receive more than $4 billion in subsidies and generate more than $4 billion in dividends for the […]

May 26, 2017

Anne Marie Croteau will become the first female dean of JMSB

Anne-Marie Croteau, IGOPP Board member, starts as dean of the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) on June 1, 2017, and will become the first female dean of JMSB, one of North America’s largest and leading business schools. A professor in the Department of Supply Chain and Business Technology Management, she is a highly respected academic leader […]

May 5, 2017

IGOPP’s Executive Chair of the Board will be named a Knight of the Order of Montreal

By virtue of his long-standing commitment and exceptional contribution to the evolution of the governance of our public and private organizations, on May 17, 2017, professor Yvan Allaire, executive chair of the board of the Institute on Governance (IGOPP), will be named a Knight of the Order of Montreal, the city’s highest distinction. On May […]

November 18, 2016

IGOPP’s Executive Chair quoted in The Atlantic Magazine with regard to Hedge Fund Activism

IGOPP’s Executive Chair, Dr. Yvan Allaire’s study on Hedge funds Activism Hedge Fund Activism: Preliminary Results and Some New Empirical Evidence, is quoted in a recent article entitled “Can America’s Companies Survive America’s Most Aggressive Investors?” published in the Atlantic Magazine. This article discusses activist investors who are increasingly gaining control of legacy corporations, forcing them to trim payrolls […]

September 29, 2016

IGOPP is publishing a research study on corporate head offices located in Quebec

More than six months after the fact, the sale of Rona to Lowe’s, a U.S. corporation, continues to generate political controversy. This raises the question: how many large Quebec corporations are vulnerable to a foreign takeover with the consequent loss, sooner or later, of the strategic functions associated with their head offices. Such a takeover […]