/R E P E A T -- The Privatization of Hydro-Québec: a source of wealth for Quebec's population/



    Invitation to a speech from the Montreal Economic Institute - Tuesday,
    February 3, 12 noon


    MONTREAL, Jan. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - After analyzing Hydro-Québec's
performance from various standpoints, Claude Garcia, member of the board of
directors of several corporations and former Standard Life president, explains
why it is time to think seriously about privatizing this state corporation. He
sets out a detailed process for getting there and shows how a privatization
that is well put together, associated with the distribution of a large block
of shares to Quebec citizens and the sale of another block on the market,
together with a system of government royalties, will help enrich Quebecers in
a predictable and substantial way even if a rise in electricity rates can be
expected.

    Details

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009, from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
    Omni Mont-Royal Hotel (Salon Printemps), 1050 Sherbrooke Street West,
    Montreal

    Media services

    Lunch will take place at noon, and the speech will start at 1 p.m.
    A press conference will be held at about 2 p.m.
    A platform will be available for TV cameras.
    Tables and lunch boxes are reserved for the media.




For further information:

For further information: or interview requests, contact: André
Valiquette, Director of communications, Montreal Economic Institute, (514)
273-0969 (office), (514) 574-0969 (cell), avaliquette@iedm.org


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