Bill C-25 has been contemplated by the legislature since 2014. Among other provisions, it includes a “comply or explain” provision to improve diversity on corporate boards. On December 6, 2017, Sarah Kaplan was invited to be a witness to the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.
The full testimony is available here. (You can start at 16:25:40 for the beginning of her testimony).
A copy of her opening remarks is here.