OTTAWA, July 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch, Minister
of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, applauded the commitment of
the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to increase women's
representation on corporate boards. The OSC released a consultation
paper yesterday on promoting gender diversity on corporate boards and
in senior management positions.
"I commend the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Securities
Commission for taking action to increase women's leadership on the
boards of directors and in the senior management positions of our
country's most influential companies," said Minister Leitch. "I look
forward to reviewing the OSC's consultation paper."
In April of this year, the Harper Government followed through on its
Economic Action Plan 2012 commitment to establish an advisory council
to promote women's participation on corporate boards. The advisory
council, which held its first meeting in June, is expected to make its
recommendations in the fall of 2013.
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
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