June 3, 2023

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The Canadian national paid Jean Charest about $70,000 for two months of work

The Canadian national paid Jean Charest about $70,000 for two months of work

Last year, former premier Jean Charest received nearly $70,000 in compensation from the rail carrier, even though he sat on Canadian National’s board of directors for only two months.

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For his short term beginning January 25, 2022 and ending on January 1 Charest received $68,987.er April 2022. He resigned as administrator to begin the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race. The company did not disclose how many board meetings he attended during those two months.

CN Board Chair Shaneen Bruder won nearly $580,000, which was awarded to her entirely in company stock, while CEO Tracy Robinson was eligible for compensation totaling $13.7 million, we learned in an information circular published for the April 23 annual meeting.

Three of the eleven were bilingual

CN unveiled the language skills of candidates for its board member positions for the first time on Wednesday. Only three of the eleven candidates claimed to be proficient in French. This is not yet the case with M.me Robinson said he was taking French lessons when he was appointed head of CN in early 2022.

Although CN’s headquarters are in Montreal, Tracy Robinson still divides her time between Quebec City, where she previously worked, and Alberta.

Last year, CN was heavily criticized in Quebec for not having French-speaking directors for six months after Jean Charest’s departure. From 1er In October, Michel Letellier, CEO of Quebec renewable energy company Innergex, sat on CN’s board.

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Subject to the Official Languages ​​Act since 1969, the railway company is registered with the Office Québécois de la Langue Française in accordance with the Official and Ordinary Language of Quebec Act, which came into effect last year.