Pamela Wallin: Reporting on Afghanistan



    The Canadian Journalism Foundation Hosts Jan. 29 Event with Member of
    Independent Panel

    TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Following on the release of the report from the
Independent Panel on Canada's Future in Afghanistan, panel member Pamela
Wallin will discuss what she learned and what she sees as Canada's future role
in Afghanistan.

    
    What:  In October 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed the
           Independent Panel on Canada's Future Role in Afghanistan, chaired
           by former Deputy Prime Minister John Manley, to review Canada's
           mission and mandate in that country. One of the panel members was
           former journalist and Canadian Consul-General in New York Pamela
           Wallin. Ms. Wallin will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the
           panel's work and tour of Afghanistan -- what they learned, their
           conclusions, and their recommendations for Canada's future role
           once the current military mandate expires next year.

    Who:   Join Pamela Wallin, an Officer of the Order of Canada who serves
           as a top advisor on Canada-U.S. relations to the president of the
           Americas Society and the Council of the Americas in New York.
           Moderator Sally Armstrong, journalist and author of "Veiled
           Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan," who is
           currently working on a new book about that country. The event is
           sponsored by AGF Management Limited.

    When:  Tuesday, January 29, 2008
           6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
           Reception to follow

    Where: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto
           2 Sussex Avenue
           Entrance is on the corner of St. George St. and Sussex Ave., just
           south of Bloor St.
    

    Join The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) on Tuesday, January 29, for
    this event, which is free of charge and open to the media and the public.
    Seating is limited. If you plan to attend, please register at
    info@cjf-fjc.ca or visit our website www.cjf-fjc.ca/programs.htm to
    register online.

    About the Canadian Journalism Foundation

    Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a
not-for-profit organization that exists to contribute to the achievement of
excellence in Canadian journalism. Better journalism means a better-informed
citizenry and an improved democratic process. Through leadership seminars,
panel discussions and other activities the Foundation builds bridges and
fosters open, informed dialogue between leading public and private
organizations and the media.

    Event is sponsored by AGF Management Limited.

    About AGF Management Limited

    AGF Management Limited is one of Canada's premier investment management
companies with offices across Canada and subsidiaries around the world. AGF's
products and services include a diversified family of more than 50 mutual
funds, the evolutionary AGF Elements portfolios, the Harmony asset management
program, AGF Institutional Account Services, private client products, and AGF
Trust GICs, loans and mortgages. With approximately $53 billion in total
assets under management, AGF serves more than one million investors. AGF
trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "AGF.B".





For further information:

For further information: Cristina Coraggio, Executive Director, The
Canadian Journalism Foundation, Phone: (416) 955-0394, Email:
ccoraggio@cjf-fjc.ca, www.cjf-fjc.ca


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