Press Releases

May 26, 2014

Board Members’ Compensation and Governance: Issues and Challenges

The requirements in credibility, availability and legitimacy of board members have increased substantially since 2000. In that context, directors’ compensation and its impact on their conduct and decisions become salient issues. Yet, directors’ compensation remains a little examined topic of governance. This is why the Institute for Governance (IGOPP) has produced a report prepared by […]

May 14, 2014

Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act

The Institute for Governance (IGOPP) submitted his comments to Industry Canada in response to the Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA).. We will examine these issues individually to formulate specific recommendations in each case. In its comment document, the IGOPP covered the following topics: Shareholder advisory votes on compensation packages Diversity of board […]

February 3, 2014

The Governance of Canadian Airports

According to a study made public by the Institute for Governance (IGOPP), Canadian airports, which are public assets with a quasi-monopolistic position in their respective markets should be subjected to an independent review process of their decisions concerning major investments and tariff increases. Ever since Ottawa’s decision to transfer the management of airport facilities to […]

January 22, 2014

Davos Forum 2014

Dr. Yvan Allaire, Executive Chair of the Institute for Governance (IGOPP) and Chair of the Council on the role of business- World Economic Forum, has moderated a session entitled “CEO Dialogue on the Role of Business” organised by the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014. This session was attended by more than 100 CEO. To […]

July 5, 2013

Canadian takeover regime

On March 13, 2013, the Autorité des marchés financiers and the Canadian Securities Administrators published, for comment, proposed amendments and changes to Multilateral Instrument 62-104 Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids, National Policy 62-203 Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids, and National Instrument 62-103 Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues. On March […]

June 21, 2013

Yvan Allaire is named Chair of the GAC on the Role of Business

The Executive Chair of the IGOPP’s Board of Directors, Dr. Yvan Allaire, has been appointed Chair of the Council on the role of business in the 21st century. The Global Council brings together some 17 influential leaders from the world of international business, elite universities and the media. Professor Allaire has been a member of […]

June 12, 2013

Chaviva Hošek appointed to IGOPP Board of Directors

Chaviva Hošek is currently a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. Between 2001 and 2012 she served as President and CEO of The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Prior to that she was Director of Policy and Research in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, […]

May 2, 2013

$1 million from the Jarislowsky Foundation

The Institute for Governance (IGOPP) is pleased to announce the receipt of one million dollars from the Jarislowsky Foundation, which brings the Foundation’s total contribution to three million dollars since the creation of the IGOPP in 2005. This gesture shows the confidence of the Jarislowsky Foundation in the IGOPP’s work to improve governance practices in […]

March 8, 2013

The Troubling Case of Proxy Advisors: Some Policy recommendations

This policy paper makes recommendations to institutional investors as the prime clients of proxy advisors and to securities commissions as the protectors of the integrity of financial markets. For a variety of reasons, proxy advisors have come to exert undue influence on the governance of companies listed on the stock markets and to play a […]

December 12, 2012

Steve Harvey appointed to IGOPP Board of Directors

Steve Harvey is the dean of the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. Steve Harvey is a distinguished scholar and teacher with an exceptional academic and professional record,” says Graham. “He is a dynamic administrator who will be an excellent dean and a great addition to the university’s senior academic leadership. Harvey has been […]

May 22, 2012

IGOPP Calls for Executive Compensation Reform

The IGOPP announced today the release of their most recent policy paper on executive compensation, entitled “Pay for Value: Cutting the Gordian Knot of Executive Compensation”.

January 30, 2012

“A Capitalism of Owners”

At a time when the political and financial elite gathered at Davos frets about the failures of capitalism and the need for its reform, Professors Yvan Allaire and Mihaela Firsirotu, in a new book titled “A Capitalism of Owners “, propose an action plan to change fundamentally the way capitalism has come to work. We […]

May 11, 2011

Five years after the adoption of Bill 53

In a new report the IGPPO recently assessed the progress of governance modernization efforts in Quebec state-owned corporations since the establishment of modern rules and new disclosure norms five years ago. According to the report, Quebec-government owned corporations have conformed well to the disclosure provisions of Bill 53, which was adopted in 2006. However the […]

April 27, 2011

Homage to Laurent Beaudoin and Paul Desmarais

For its fifth anniversary, on April 26th, the IGPPO gathered together “Quebec Inc.” to acknowledge the exceptional contribution made by two men who have marked the province’s economic development: Laurent Beaudoin and Paul Desmarais. More than 400 personalities from the political and business world attended the gala including Lucien Bouchard, Henri-Paul Rousseau, Clément Gignac, Jacques […]

March 18, 2011

IGOPP’s Position paper National securities commission

Last May, Canada’s Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty tabled a bill that aimed to replace the 13 provincial and territorial securities commissions with a national one. The government immediately submitted its proposal to the Supreme Court of Canada, to get an opinion on its constitutionality. The IGPPO deposited a position paper to draw the court’s […]

March 16, 2011

The IGOPP presents a position paper on Bill 127

The IGPPO approves several elements in the bill, that are in line with the recommendations contained in its report, published in 2008, on governance in Quebec public sector health and social services establishments. However, the IGPPO believes that the four following parts of the bill should be modified, in order to improve governance in the […]