40 PERCENT OF GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS TO BE WOMEN BY 2019: PREMIER WYNNE

Jun 08, 2016

By Jane Brown

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Gender-diversity targets have been set by the Ontario government that would see women make up at least 40 percent of all appointments to every provincial board and agency by 2019.

Premier Kathleen Wynne also wants businesses to set a target of appointing 30 percent of spots on their boards of directors to women by the end of 2017.

She announced the targets yesterday at an event at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, in response to a report commissioned by the government which makes 11 recommendations.

The Premier accepted all of them, including setting these targets.

In 2013, women comprised just under 16 percent of those on boards at Canada’s largest companies.

Public companies had the lowest share of women on boards, at just over 12 percent that year. Crown corporations had the highest share at just over 30 percent.

Listen for comprehensive coverage of this issue on Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer after today’s noon news.

 

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