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Richard Leblanc

Expert in Governance, Law & Ethics


Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies - School of Administrative Studies

Phone (Office): 416-736-2100 Ext. 33744

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Toronto Star - Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman resigns after hack
CBC News - CEO pay may be boosted by fellow CEOs, researchers say
CBC News - Bombardier rail deal in South Africa warrants RCMP probe, professor says
CTV News - 'Comply or explain': Budget proposal urges gender diversity on corporate boards
National Post - Big Canadian investors push for more say in director nominations
National Post - Regulators want more in effort to boost representation of women on boards
Listed Magazine - Oversight means line of sight
The Globe and Mail - Valeant says Goldman sold 1.3 million shares backing loan to CEO
Toronto Star - Postmedia paid $1 million in bonuses as it slashed jobs
Ottawa Citizen - Carleton spat with faculty damaging university's reputation, says governance expert
Inside America's Boardrooms - Key Steps to Building an Effective Board
Canadian Business - How to make corporate boards more diverse
Canadian Business - How corporate boards can set executive pay more fairly
CBC News - Investigating The RCMP
Radio Canada International - Workplace harassment getting more attention
National Post - Lawyers clash at hastily called OSC hearing to discuss shareholder Catalyst’s complaint over Corus-Shaw deal
National Post - Director’s quick resignation after drug charge should help RBC dodge damage: experts
The Globe and Mail - Sears Canada chairman’s pay dropping along with retailer's share price
The Washington Post - Billionaire Investor Edwards Decamps From Calgary to London
York Region - Rising salaries overshadow Sunshine List
The Globe and Mail - $24.1-million: Telus pays the price for swapping CEOs
CBC News - Panama Papers law firm approved Vancouver billionaire David Ho despite his criminal charges
Toronto Star - Vancouver billionaire became Mossack Fonseca client while facing criminal charges
The Globe and Mail - Lululemon to hold online-only annual meeting as founder Chip Wilson says company has ‘lost its way’
Toronto Sun - Alberta exempting school districts from salary disclosure 'very strange,' says professor
Winnipeg Free Press - Judge's ethics called into question
National Post - ‘Better not to sit in two places’: HOOPP board overlaps raise concerns
The Hamilton Spectator - Hospital CEO Kevin Smith had shares worth $1.6 million in Home Capital
CBC News - U.K. reforms bring workers' voices to corporate boards — changes Canadian regulators are watching


Outstanding Service Award - 2013
International Journal of Disclosure & Governance

NACD Directorship 100: People to Watch - 2011
National Association of Corporate Directors

Teaching Award - 2011
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

Merit Award - 2008-2011
York University Faculty Association

Theory and Practice Award - 2006
School of Administrative Studies, York University


Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
Member, Academic Advisory Board

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics
Member, Editorial Board

International Journal of Disclosure and Governance
Special Issue Co-Editor ("Enhancing the Effectiveness of the 21st Century Board of Directors") Member, Executive Editorial Board

Canadian Business
Columnist & blogger

Huffington Post Canada
Columnist & blogger

Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society
Member, Editorial Advisory Board

Canadian Board Diversity Council
Instructor & advisor

Director Journal, Institute of Corporate Directors
Contributor, "Governance Trends Around the World"

Community outreach
Regular workshops and speaking to academic, accounting, compensation, consulting, corporate secretarial, director, diversity, governmental, internal audit, legal and risk management associations

Consulting & advising
Regular external professional consultations to domestic and international boards. Consulted by government regulators, sector associations and institutional shareholders in respect of governance guidelines, policies, assessment, etc., applicable to Canadian companies. Expert witness work in governance best practices.

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