Oh for Cripes Sake… Ontario to force firms to hire token women for board spots

“Ontario is crafting new rules requiring public companies to set targets for the number of women in senior roles, a move with national implications that could reverse Canada’s decline in global standings for gender diversity in the corporate world.

Laurel Broten, Ontario’s minister responsible for women’s issues, revealed in an interview that the provincial government is working with the Ontario Securities Commission on ways to compel companies to set goals for boosting the number of women sitting as corporate directors, as well as in senior management.

Best comment: Do they have to be ugly too?