Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations - Medias invitation

    MONTREAL, Feb. 25 /CNW Telbec/ -

             An Expert Working Group (list of members enclosed)
        proposes practical changes designed to improve corporate governance
                           in the healthcare sector

       The Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations
        invites you to the release of a report by this Working Group, which
        puts forward 9 key recommendations for healthier governance practices
                                 in Quebec.


                    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2008, at 11 a.m.
                       2020, University St., 25th Floor
                                  2519 Room
                               Montreal, Quebec


                         Members of the Working Group

    André Bisson, chair of this working Group and chair of the board of
    directors of the CIRANO interuniversity research centre.

    The other members of the working group are:

    Jean-Claude Deschênes has held a number of important positions in the
    Government of Québec, notably that of deputy minister of social affairs.
    Mr. Deschênes is chair of the board of directors of the Centre
    hospitalier universitaire de Québec (CHUQ) and sits on the board of the
    Régie des rentes du Québec.

    Gérard R. Douville spent the last 35 years at various executive functions
    for Quebec hospitals. He is actually management consultant.

    Diane Drouin is assistant vice president of the Association québécoise
    d'établissements de santé et services sociaux (AQESSS) and chair of the
    Centre de santé et de services sociaux (CSSS) Drummond.

    François Joly is president and chair of the board of directors of the
    Fondation de l'Institut de gériatrie de Montréal. Mr. Joly also chairs
    the board of directors of the Ecole nationale d'administration publique

    Louis Lapierre is a former member of the board of the faculty of medicine
    of the Université de Montréal. He was chief of medicine at Hôpital Notre-
    Dame de Montréal for 12 years.

    André Sénikas has been a member of the Quebec Medical Association's board
    of directors since 1997 and acted as its chair from 2003 to 2005.

    Marcel Villeneuve has been working in the healthcare field for over 30
    years and has occupied various positions at the Régie régionale de la
    santé et des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre. He is currently the
    president of C.M.S.A. Inc.

    Michel Nadeau (ex officio member)
    Mr. Nadeau is the executive director of the Institute for Governance of
    Private and Public Organizations.

For further information:

For further information: Please confirm your attendance by contacting:
Ms. Majida Lamnini, (514) 340-6000, ext. 2126,

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