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Board Games 2010: Rankings for corporations Add to ...

These are the results for The Globe and Mail's ninth annual review of corporate governance practices in Canada.

Editor's Note: Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. received a score of 95 out of 100 in the Board Games ranking of corporate governance practices this year. Potash Corp. was in first place over all in the ranking of corporations. Franco-Nevada Corp. received a mark of 77 in the rankings and tied for 38th place, while Imperial Oil Ltd. received a mark of 72 and tied for 57th in the rankings. Incorrect information was originally published in these charts. These charts (and the downloadable excel sheet) have been corrected.

Canadian National Railway Co. received a score of 87 out of 100 in the annual Board Games rating of corporate governance practices this year. CN Rail tied for 13th place over all in the ranking of corporations.

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RANK COMPANY NAME INDUSTRY GROUP BOARD COMPOSITION (31) COMPENSATION (27) SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS (30) DISCLOSURE (12) TOTAL (100) 5-YEAR % RETURN
1 Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. Materials 28 26 29 12 95 311
2 Bank of Nova Scotia Financials 28 24 30 12 94 52
3 Toronto-Dominion Bank Financials 28 24 30 11 93 53.1
4 Bank of Montreal Financials 28 23 29 12 92 30.2
5 Sun Life Financial Inc. Financials 26 24 29 11 90 -26.9
6 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. Industrials 26 25 28 10 89 35.1
6 Manulife Financial Corp. Financials 26 23 30 10 89 -52.4
6 Nexen Inc. Energy 27 24 27 11 89 -23.4
6 Royal Bank of Canada Financials 24 23 30 12 89 52.6
10 Agrium Inc. Materials 24 24 29 11 88 203.5
10 Cameco Corp. Energy 27 21 29 11 88 -4.8
10 SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. Industrials 27 20 29 12 88 123.1
13 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Financials 26 20 30 11 87 29
13 Emera Inc. Utilities 24 26 26 11 87 90.3
13 Finning International Inc. Industrials 24 24 27 12 87 32
13 Inmet Mining Corp. Materials 24 26 26 11 87 182.7
13 TransAlta Corp. Utilities 25 23 27 12 87 18.4
13 Canadian National Railway Co. Industrials 25 22 28 12 87 72.2
19 Gildan Activewear Inc. Consumer Discretionary 24 24 26 11 85 28.9
19 National Bank of Canada Financials 26 22 26 11 85 32.4
19 Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl. Inc. Health Care 22 25 27 11 85 39.4
19 Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. Financials 28 20 26 11 85 22.6
23 TransCanada Corp. Energy 26 20 27 11 84 30.9
24 Enbridge Inc. Energy 26 19 26 12 83 71.2
24 Goldcorp Inc. Materials 25 20 27 11 83 97
26 Encana Corp. Energy 27 22 24 9 82 -5.7
26 Methanex Corp. Materials 27 18 26 11 82 70.2
26 Vermilion Energy Inc. Energy 25 22 26 9 82 85.1
29 Fortis Inc. Utilities 24 21 25 11 81 56.5
29 TMX Group Inc. Financials 26 19 27 9 81 -4.6
31 Home Capital Group Inc. Financials 26 19 26 9 80 27.2

n/a = not applicable. Numbers in brackets represent the total possible marks for each category. Source: Data prepared by the Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness at the University of Toronto.

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