Gender Quotas: Who Else Has Them and Does Canada Need Them?

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The federal Liberals want more women in Canada’s boardrooms, to the point they would consider imposing specific quotas.

A bill introduced last month will require publicly traded companies to disclose the gender makeup of their corporate boards and senior management. If, in a few years, the government doesn’t see the progress they’re looking for, Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains said he’d consider imposing gender targets.

While the concept would be new to Canada, several governments around the globe have already taken that step in varying degrees and with varying results.