Retail Council of Canada to Monitor Federal Budget on Behalf of Canada's Retailers



    TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) will be available
for comment and analysis when Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivers
the federal government's Budget on Tuesday, February 26, 2008.
    As the Voice of Retail, RCC speaks for an industry that employs more than
two million Canadians and contributes approximately $390 billion in annual
sales to the Canadian economy. RCC will be closely monitoring the budget for
these and other issues affecting Canada's retailers.
    Kim Furlong, Retail Canada of Council's Vice-President, Federal
Government Relations, will be available for interviews after the lock-up at
Tuesday's announcement. Ms. Furlong can be reached at
kfurlong@retailcouncil.org or at (613) 601-5301.

    About Retail Council of Canada

    Retail Council of Canada (www.retailcouncil.org) is the Voice of Retail.
It is a not-for profit association representing more than 40,000 stores of all
retail formats, including independent merchants, regional and national mass
and specialty chains, and online merchants.





For further information:

For further information: members of the media may contact Mitchell Brown
at mbrown@retailcouncil.org or at (416) 922-6678, ext. 286


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