Media Advisory: Scotia Capital's Back to School Conference to be Broadcast on Web



    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Scotia Capital is hosting its annual Back to
School conference on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 in Toronto. This year's event
has been positioned to provide investors with the opportunity to meet with
leading Canadian retail and consumer-oriented companies to discuss current and
strategic trends and developments. Audio portions of the presentations will be
broadcast live on the web beginning at 9:00 a.m.

    
    Scheduled presenters(*) and times are:

    Tuesday, September 18th:

    9:00 a.m.    Empire Company Limited
                 Paul Sobey, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
                 Bill McEwan, Sobeys President & CEO

    9:30 a.m.    Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
                 Jurgen Schreiber, President & CEO

    10:00 a.m.   Gildan Activewear Inc.
                 Laurence Sellyn, Executive Vice-President (EVP), Chief
                 Financial and Administrative Officer

    10:40 a.m.   The Forzani Group Ltd.
                 Bob Sartor, CEO

    11:10 a.m.   Loblaw Companies Limited
                 Bill Wells, CFO

    11:40 a.m.   Canadian Tire Corporation Limited
                 Huw Thomas, EVP & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    12:40 p.m.   Tim Hortons Inc.
                 Paul House, Chairman & CEO
                 Cynthia Devine, EVP & CFO

    1:10 p.m.    RONA Inc.
                 Robert Dutton, President & CEO
                 Claude Guévin, EVP & CFO

    1:40 p.m.    Viterra
                 David Carefoot, CFO

    2:40 p.m.    Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund
                 Gord Nelson, CFO

    3:10 p.m.    Mega Brands Inc.
                 Alain Tanguay, EVP & CFO
    

    Presentations will run approximately 30 minutes.
    Listeners may access the conference live via a web audio link at
www.scotiacapital.com. The conference will be archived on Scotia Capital's
website for three months.

    
    (*) Agenda is subject to change. See www.scotiacapital.com for most
        current schedule.
    

    Since 1998, Scotia Capital's Industry Conferences have been ranked No.1
in Canada by independent surveys. Scotia Capital represents the global
corporate and investment banking and capital markets platform of the
Scotiabank Group, one of North America's premier financial institutions. The
Scotiabank Group has combined assets of $408 billion (as at July 31, 2007) and
almost 60,000 employees worldwide, including affiliates. It is also Canada's
most international bank, serving customers in some 50 countries around the
world. For more information, visit www.scotiabank.com or
www.scotiacapital.com.





For further information:

For further information: Paula Cufre, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416)
933-1093, paula_cufre@scotiacapital.com


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