Title

TSX Companies Refuse to Adopt Gender Parity Targets: Report

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

10-25-2017

Source Publication

Metro News

Description

The number of women on the boards of companies listed on the TSX only inches up a measly percentage point or two every year, just cracking a record 14.5 per cent in 2017.

Meanwhile, companies overwhelmingly refuse to adopt targets that would bring their board leadership closer to gender parity.

That's according to a new Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP report that reveals 88 per cent of companies listed on the TSX haven't introduced a target to reach equality — a measure some advocates have long urged as a way to tackle the lack of female representation.

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