Media Advisory - How will the economic crisis impact the accounting world? Hear leading financial experts speak about the market meltdown and what the past has to teach us


    TORONTO, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Laurence Booth, Professor of Finance, Rotman
School of Management, and Gordon Richardson, KPMG Professor of Accounting,
University of Toronto, will speak about the current economic crisis and the
accounting impact at the Accounting Standards Board Oversight Council (AcSOC)
meeting.
    The two-day AcSOC meeting is open to the public and will cover a number
of topics related to accounting standards and public sector accounting in
Canada. An agenda is available at www.acsoc.ca.What:   Presentation by financial experts Laurence Booth and
            Gordon Richardson

    When:   Friday, February 13

    Time:   8:30 am to 9:45 am

    (*) The two-day AcSOC meeting is open to the public and media

            February 12 - 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

            Friday, February 13 - 8:30 am to 12:45 pm

    Where:  Park Hyatt Toronto, 4 Avenue Road, Toronto
            Hazelton RoomThe Accounting Standards Oversight Council (AcSOC) is an independent body
which oversees the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) and the Public Sector
Accounting Board (PSAB). The Council supports the AcSB and PSAB in setting
accounting standards in Canada and in contributing to the development of
internationally accepted accounting standards. Reporting to the public, and
made up business and government leaders, AcSOC brings a broad perspective to
complex issues facing standard setters in both the private and public sectors.
    www.acsoc.ca



For further information: Lisa Pretty, Manager, Communications, Standards
at (416) 204-3482 or lisa.pretty@cica.ca