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Post under ‘Boards of Directors’ tag

Re-introduction of Bill S-212: Boards of Modernization Act

27 November 2013 at 20h19

Today, I reintroduced Bill S-212, An Act to Modernize the Composition of the Boards of Directors of Certain Corporations, Financial Institutions and Parent Crown Corporations, and in Particular to Ensure the Balanced Representation of Women and Men on those Boards.  This Bill essentially calls for a minimum requirement of 40 percent for each gender on boards of directors.

Bill S-212 focuses on balanced representation and flexibility.  Not only does the 40 percent requirement apply to both genders, but its application is deferred.  Affected corporations will have three years after the law comes into force to give men and women at least 20 percent of the seats on their boards of directors.  The 40 percent target must be reached six years following the enforcement of the law.    (more…)

The Bloomberg Canada Economic Summit, May 21, 2013

24 May 2013 at 00h40

Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette was invited to speak at The Bloomberg Canada Economic Summit on May 21, 2013, which took place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.  The Summit convened government officials, business leaders and industry titans in banking, energy, commodities and technology and examined Canada’s role as a major destination for investment and a supplier of capital around the world.  (more…)

Bill S-203: Socially Just and Economically Sound

23 June 2011 at 14h39

OTTAWA, June 23, 2011 – Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette tabled Bill S-203 to modernize the composition of boards of directors of certain corporations, financial institutions and parent Crown corporations, and in particular to ensure balanced representation of women and men on those boards. (more…)

Harper`s conservatives are against women`s equality

3 February 2011 at 20h18

OTTAWA, February 3, 2011 – Senators Conservatives kill Bill S-206, An Act to establish gender parity on the board of directors of certain corporations, financial institutions and parent Crown corporations.

Senator Hervieux-Payette denounces the Conservatives’ refusal to give women the right to be equally represented on boards of directors. 

“The Conservatives have a particularly regressive view of women in our society. In this case, they absolutely do not believe they are entitled to equal representation with men on boards of directors of our companies, “said Senator Hervieux-Payette.

Numerous studies and witnesses who testified before the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on Bill S-206 demonstrated that greater diversity in boards of directors leads to greater economic performance.

“The Conservatives are unable to put aside their medieval reformist ideology even when it comes to improving the effectiveness of our businesses in the aftermath of a major economic crisis. How can we still think they are good managers when they do not want to reform boards that were one of the culprits behind one of the biggest economic crises in modern history? “continued the Senator.

Conservative senators killed Bill S-206 by refusing to vote clause by clause and demanding that the proceedings be in-camera.

“The Conservatives have once again shown their contempt for our democratic institutions and their lack of transparency by voting for in-camera discussions to finally refuse to vote on my bill. A situation the Harper Conservatives never cease to reproduce. It is shameful for our democracy, “concluded Senator Hervieux-Payette.

The Liberal Party of Canada believes that the strength of Canadian society is dependent on the full participation of women in our economy, our government and all the country’s decision-making processes.

Les Conservateurs de Harper s’opposent à l’égalité des femmes !

3 February 2011 at 20h14

OTTAWA, le 03 février 2011 –  Les Sénateurs Conservateurs tuent le projet de loi S-206, Loi visant à assurer la parité de genre dans les conseils d’administration de certaines personnes morales, institutions financières et sociétés d’État mères.

Le Sénateur Hervieux-Payette dénonce le refus des Conservateurs de donner aux femmes le droit d’être représentées de manière égale au sein des Conseils d’administration.

« Les Conservateurs ont une vision particulièrement régressive de la femme dans notre société. En l’espèce, ils ne croient absolument pas qu’elles ont droit à la même représentation que les hommes au sein des conseils d’administration de nos entreprises » a déclaré le Sénateur Hervieux-Payette.

Nombreuses études et témoins venus discuter du projet de loi S-206 devant le Comité permanent des banques et du commerce, attestent qu’une plus grande diversité dans un conseil d’administration est le gage d’une meilleure efficacité économique.

« Les Conservateurs sont incapables de mettre de côté leur idéologie réformiste moyenâgeuse même quand il s’agit d’améliorer l’efficacité de nos entreprises au lendemain d’une crise majeure. Comment peut-on encore penser qu’ils sont de bons gestionnaires quand ils ne veulent pas réformer les conseils d’administration qui ont été l’un des acteurs de l’une des plus grandes crises économiques de notre histoire moderne ? » a poursuivi le Sénateur.

Les Sénateurs Conservateurs ont tué le projet de loi S-206 en refusant de le voter article par article et en exigeant le huis-clos.

« Les Conservateurs ont une nouvelle fois démontré leur mépris de nos institutions démocratiques et leur manque de transparence en votant le huis clos pour finalement refuser de voter sur mon projet de loi. Une situation inédite qu’ils ne cessent de reproduire. C’est déshonorant pour notre démocratie » a conclu le Sénateur Hervieux-Payette.

Le Parti Libéral du Canada croit que la force de la société canadienne repose sur la pleine participation des femmes à notre économie, à notre gouvernement et à tous les processus décisionnels du pays.

 

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