Media Advisory - Quebec Premier Jean Charest, representatives from federal parties to address delegates at joint Canadian Chamber / FCCQ Annual Meeting October 4 - 6



    QUEBEC, Sept. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Over 500 business delegates from across
Canada will meet on Saturday and Sunday (October 4 and 5) to discuss the state
of the Canadian economy and issues relating to competitiveness, at the joint
Canadian Chamber of Commerce / Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec
Annual Meeting in Québec City. The theme for the AGM is "Prosperity without
Borders".
    On Saturday, October 4, representatives from the federal political
parties have the opportunity to present their platforms and relevant business
and competitiveness issues to the over 500 delegates from across Canada,
followed by a Q&A with delegates. The representatives are:

    
    - Liberal Party of Canada: Hon. John McCallum, M.P. - Markham-Unionville
    - Bloc Québecois: Paul Crête, M.P. - Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-
      Rivière-du-Loup
    - Green Party of Canada: Gary Caldwell - Compton-Stanstead
    - Conservative Party of Canada: representative TBC
    - NDP - TBC
    

    Keynote speakers include The Honourable Jean Charest, Premier of Québec,
James Milway (Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity), Neil Janin
(McKinsey and Company) and Bruce Anderson (Harris / Decima Research).

    Visit www.chamber.ca to view the full program.

    Media are invited to attend

    Saturday, October 4:
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    8:45 A.M.
    Hilton Québec 1100, rue René-Lévesque Est Québec, Québec
    Ballroom
    Plenary:
    James Milway, Executive Director, Institute for Competitiveness and
    Prosperity
    Neil Janin, Director, Paris Office, McKinsey and Company
    Bruce Anderson, Chairman and CEO, Harris / Decima Research

    12:35 p.m.
    Hilton Québec 1100, rue René-Lévesque Est
    Québec, Québec
    Ballroom
    Political panel:
    Hon. John McCallum, M.P., Liberal Party of Canada
    Paul Crête, M.P., Bloc Québecois
    Gary Caldwell, Green Party of Canada
    Conservative Party of Canada: representative TBC
    NDP: TBC

    4:45 P.M.
    Hilton Québec 1100, rue René-Lévesque Est
    Québec, Québec
    Ballroom
    Closing Remarks
    Hon. Jean Charest, Premier of Québec

    Sunday, October 5:
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    7:00 P.M.
    Québec City Convention Centre
    Room 400A
    900, rue René-Lévesque Est
    Québec, Québec
    Swearing in of new Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
    Roger Thomas, Executive Vice President, North America, Nexen Inc.

    The joint Canadian Chamber of Commerce / Fédération des chambres de
commerce du Québec Annual Meeting will bring together over 500 delegates from
local, provincial and territorial chambers and boards of trade to set the
Canadian Chamber network's advocacy priorities on national and international
issues for the year ahead.




For further information:

For further information: Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Katie Anderson,
(613) 797-1860, kanderson@chamber.ca; Fédération des chambres de commerce du
Québec: Bruno-Serge Boucher, (514) 844-9571 ext. 3240,
bruno-serge.boucher@fccq.ca

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