/R E P E A T -- L. Jacques Ménard, Chairman of the Board of Nesbitt Burns and President of BMO Financial Group, at the Canadian Club of Montreal's podium/



    MONTREAL, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ -

    Speech title:
    "The new Refus global: Please do not disturb"

    Monday, June 9, 2008
    Noon - 2 p.m.
    Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
    Grand Salon
    900 Boulevard René-Lévesque West, Montreal

    Quebec is asleep at the wheel. Nothing is changing in the land of the
Quiet Revolution, which more and more these days seems bogged down in a Quiet
Resignation. Quebec is busy snoozing in a new version of the Refus global:
please do not disturb...
    It was in a speech to the Canadian Club last June that L. Jacques Ménard
floated the idea of publishing a book on the significant challenges facing
Quebec and on the actions that must be taken if we are to bequeath to the
members of the next generation a society in which they can realize their
dreams. Si on s'y mettait... is now in print and generating significant
discussion. But Quebec has already missed several opportunities to correct its
aim. Quebec is all of us: the baby boomers, employers, unions, parents,
political leaders and others - in short, everyone who has the opportunity to
change things but hesitates to do so. Our low productivity, our high
illiteracy and dropout rates and our society's many other shortcomings are
nobody's responsibility but our own. It is up to us as citizens. And yet it's
we who tend to whisper "please do not disturb."
    It is a vibrant call to action is support of young people that Mr. Ménard
will deliver to the Canadian Club on June 9, 2008.
    We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you for this fascinating
luncheon.




For further information:

For further information: Source and Media Contact: Ginette Bergogne,
Executive Director, Canadian Club of Montreal, (514) 398-0457,
gbergogne@canadianclub-montreal.ca


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