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Des actionnaires contestent les émoluments du PDG de Bombardier

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Why Canada should adopt pay ratio disclosures

, The Globe and Mail
Published April 19, 2020

Desjardins Group – president and CEO Guy Cormier seen here on June 20, 2019 – Canada’s seventh-largest financial institution, has voluntarily disclosed the pay ratio of its CEO to its median employee since 2012. — Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

Economic fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic is amplifying the scourge of income inequality.

The twin health and economic crises are especially hurting lower- and middle-income Canadians who were already struggling to get by. Last month alone, 3.1 million Canadians either lost a job or worked fewer hours.

SNC-Lavalin asking workers to take pay cut for next three months

Nicolas Van Praet, Christine Dobby, Corporate law reporter, The Globe and Mail

SNC chief executive Ian Edwards, seen here on June 28, 2019, asked employees to agree to reduce their pay by either 10 per cent or 20 per cent, depending on job classification.
Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is asking all its employees to take a pay cut for the next three months, a tactic that a growing list of companies is using but that legal experts say comes with some risks and complications.

In an internal memo to employees dated March 26, SNC chief executive Ian Edwards said that as business slows because of the coronavirus pandemic, it is critical for the future of the company that it immediately implements stringent measures to cut costs.

Willie Gagnon à Benoît Dutrizac sur les banques et la COVID-19

Benoît Dutrizac, émission Dutrizac, Radio Qub

«  Entrevue avec Willie Gagnon, directeur [du] Mouvement d’éducation et de défense des actionnaires (MÉDAC) : La rémunération des PDG des banques serait en baisse pour 2020. Analyse des faits avec Willie Gagnon […] »

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Top bosses agree to pay cuts in show of solidarity with workers during crisis

Executives at many top companies are agreeing to take cuts to their salaries

Vinjeru Mkandawire
, The Telegraph

“Compensation is still too high” complained John Cryan, the former boss of Deutsche Bank at a conference on ethics and culture. “We’ve just paid people too much across the board.”

Cryan’s warning came as big banks faced a crackdown on exorbitant bonuses in the years following the financial crisis. His pleas may have struck a nerve with millions of employees at the time, and after a decade of close scrutiny of bankers’ bonuses all businesses are now facing more pressure for senior staff to share the pain of the coronavirus crash.

Les autorités en valeurs mobilières du Canada fournissent des indications sur la tenue des assemblées générales annuelles pendant la pandémie de COVID-19

20 mars 2020, 11:00 ET

Montréal – Compte tenu des préoccupations croissantes entourant la COVID-19 au Canada et de la période de sollicitation de procurations actuellement en cours, les Autorités canadiennes en valeurs mobilières (ACVM) sont conscientes que bon nombre d’émetteurs assujettis envisagent des changements ou des solutions de rechange à leurs assemblées générales annuelles (AGA) qui se tiendront en personne prochainement. En réponse aux questions ou aux préoccupations entourant de telles mesures, les ACVM donnent les indications qui suivent pour aider les émetteurs assujettis tout en veillant à ce qu’ils respectent les obligations qui leur incombent en vertu de la législation en valeurs mobilières.

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