Press Releases

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 […]

August 14, 2008

The Institute launches series of seminars on Governance

All three seminars boast a unique hands-on approach and will be offered in the fall 2008 session. The Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGPPO) and HEC Montréal Executive Education offer three training seminars on corporate governance. These seminars are led by instructors with extensive backgrounds as directors and officers with various organizations. […]

May 27, 2008

Report by the Working Group on SMEs Governance

The Group of experts proposes six concrete measures for improving the SMEs Governance. A Working Group of 18 prominent members of the business community issues a set of proposals promoting flexible governance adapted to the needs of Quebec’s small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs.  

April 2, 2008

Dr Yvan Allaire selected one of Canada’s five-star gurus

The Financial post Business magazine noted that there is an elusive quality to the guru business, and perhaps an illusive one too. The magazine selected Dr Yvan Allaire as one of the five gurus in Canada that the business world loves them. These are the ones who combine intellectual heft with glowing charisma and a […]

March 11, 2008

Proposed Combination of Exchanges : the Institute’s opinion

The Institute for Governance collaborators issued a report outlining their observations and viewpoints regarding the merger between the Montréal Exchange and the TSX Group. As part of the public consultation process launched by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) in February 2008 regarding the merger between the Montréal Exchange and the TSX Group and the […]

February 25, 2008

The AQESSS react to the report on health governance

The AQESSS is in favour of the nine recommendations proposed by the Working Group. The AQESSS is in favour of the nine recommendations proposed by the Working Group and is committed to developing better and more efficient management practices.

February 25, 2008

The Institute for Governance published his report on healthcare governance

The Group of experts proposes concrete measures for improving the oversight of health and social services institutions in Quebec. The Working Group on healthcare Governance has published today his report including 9 key recommendations for healthier governance practices in Québec. Thoses practical changes designed to improve corporate governance in the healthcare sector.