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2003 Corporate Honour Roll - 25 Most Admired and Respected Canadian Corporations

The 25 Most Admired and Respected Canadian Corporations as Ranked by Canadian CEOs - Ipsos-Reid - 2003
"Which is the one corporation, other than your own, that you most admire and respect?"

Ipsos-Reid has been publishing a list of "Most Admired Companies" for about ten years. The list below was taken from the Ipsos Trend Report Canada, Vol.19, No.1, January/February 2004. At this time the Western Libraries do not have a subscription to their services, but some information can be found at the Ipsos web site (www.ipsos.ca). As well, when the annual list is published, it uses generates some publicity. Some samples: "RBC Tops Annual Survey", Richard Bloom, Globe and Mail, Jan. 19,2004 and "Savvy CEOs, Durable Firms Dominate Poll," Elizabeth Church, Globe and Mail, Oct.27, 2001.
The criteria for the ratings include: Best Long Term Investment Value; Innovation and Product/Service Development; Human Resource Management; Financial Performance; Corporate Social Responsibility; High Quality Service/Product; Corporate Governance and Customer Service.


RANK
2003


2002

2001S

Company

1
1
2
RBC Financial Group
2
7
147
WestJet Airlines Ltd.
3
3
3
BCE Inc.
4
5
7
Loblaw Companies Ltd.
5
2
1
Bombardier Inc.
6
8
6
Research In Motion Ltd.
7
12
24
The Bank of Nova Scotia
8
19
-
EnCana Corporation
9
20
14
BMO Financial Group
10
4
8
Magna International Inc.
11
23
30
Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd.
12
17
18
Suncor Energy Inc.
13
16
10
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
14
22
-
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
15
18
41
Manulife Financial Corporation
16
6
23
Dofasco Inc.
17
11
38
Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
18
9
5
TD Bank Financial Group/TD Canada Trust
19
24
21
GE Canada Inc.
20
15
25
Microsoft Corporation
20
13
29
Canadian National Railway Co.
21
41
4
Nortel Networks Ltd.
22
10
13
IBM Canada Ltd.
23
33
245
Enbridge Inc.
24
35
51
TransCanada PipeLines Ltd.
25
30
24
Petro-Canada