Press Releases

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 […]

January 25, 2011

The Institute for Governance at Davos Summit

In a document prepared for the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on the role of business in the 21rst century, Professor Yvan Allaire, chairman of the Institute for Governance (IGOPP) puts forth several proposals that would radically change the way capitalism works In a document prepared for the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on the […]

November 12, 2010

Parliamentary committee studying Bill 123

The IGPPO, through its chairman of the board and general manager presented a brief to the Committee on Public Finance regarding Bill 123, an Act Respecting the Amalgamation of the Société Générale de Financement du Québec and Investissement Québec. This brief details the Institute’s comments on the legislation as well as a set of concrete suggestions. […]

May 25, 2010

Black Markets and Business Blues wins prestigious international award

This book has won the prestigious Silver prize at New York’s Independent Publisher Awards in the Current Events category IGPPO chairman Yvan Allaire’s latest book Black Markets… and Business Blues: The Man-made Crisis on 2007-2009 and the Road to a New Capitalism, which he co-wrote with Mihaela Firsirotu, holder of the Bombardier UQÀM chair, has […]

January 8, 2010

The IGOPP at Davos in 2010 !

Professor Yvan Allaire, chair of the IGOPP’s board of directors, will participate at the upcoming World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Davos summit Professor Allaire was invited to join the WEF’s recently created “Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business,” following publication of his work Black Markets and Business Blues, (which he co-wrote with Professor Mihaela […]

December 4, 2009

Opinion of the IGOPP : Bill 44c and Bill 38

Act to amend the General and Vocational Colleges Act with respect to Governance. For the purposes of the Parliamentary committee on the governance of the Vocational Colleges and Universities, IGOPP have submitted two memorandum stating that good governance is the best safeguard for the autonomy of the colleges and the universities : the legitimity and […]

November 4, 2009

Bill 63 (Business Corporations Act) : Memorandum of the IGOPP

According to IGOPP, the proposed Business Corporations Act (Bill 63) is a quantum leap in the right direction. It modernize and clarify some dsyfunctionnal aspaects of our business laws and legal system. Furthermore, Bill 63 introduce some useful innovations. Howewer, some modifications to the Bill would improve the chances of Québec to become a destination […]

June 15, 2009

Pushing for Change : A 40% Gender Equality Target for Corporate Boards

Today, the IGPPO releases a policy paper that includes key practical proposals to increase the number of qualified women directors on corporate boards in Quebec and Canada Currently, corporate boards of directors are not taking full advantage of the benefits that qualified and competent women can bring. Representation by both genders on corporate boards should […]

January 21, 2009

2008 Korn/Ferry Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance

The winners of the 7th annual Excellence in Corporate Governance awards presented by Korn/Ferry International and Commerce magazine have been announced. Rona walked away with top honours for a large business, with Astral Media winning in the medium-sized business category In addition, Raymond Garneau was named Corporate Director of the Year. Mr. Garneau is a […]

December 3, 2008

Transparency and Integrity: Toward Improved Corporate Governance

You can now view a video of a presentation given by Dr. Huguette Labelle, the head of Transparency International and Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, on November 5, 2008, at a business luncheon presented in conjunction with the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations Dr. Labelle’s presentation focused on the importance of good corporate governance […]

September 15, 2008

Publication of a Policy Paper on director independance

The Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations proposes a new and original approach to the issue of director independence In a report released today entitled The Independence of Board Members: A Quest for Legitimacy, the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGPPO) proposes that any organization governed by a board of […]