The Certified General Accountants of Ontario presents a free webcast presentation of the Canadian Economy in 2008, featuring Derek Holt from RBC Economics Research on February 21, 2008



    TORONTO, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - Notification of the Certified General Accountants
of Ontario's annual free webcast of its Canadian Economic Outlook session
(keynote, Controllers' Congress 2008), this year featuring Derek Holt, CFA,
Assistant Chief Economist at RBC Economics Research. February 21, 2008,
8:30 AM ET (maximum one hour).
    At the Controllers' Congress 2008, Holt's up-to-the-minute session will
detail the current and expected global and national economic and financial
market conditions, with a particular emphasis on the challenges facing Ontario
and Canada's economies. Anticipated topics include:

    
    -   an outlook on interest rates
    -   currency valuations and where the (Canadian) dollar is heading
    -   "entertaining the 'R' word," in both the US and Canada, and what
        impact a recession (either for our neighbour or homegrown) will have
        on areas such as consumer confidence, the housing market and the
        manufacturing sector.
    

    An embedded slide-show window for the accompanying PowerPoint
presentation (with a viewer-driven option) will be housed on the webcast page,
effective the date of the event and for the one-year archive period (ending
February 21, 2009).

    To register for this free event, please enter
http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=102846&s=1&k=540DACF093C63D4CDA082324CC5C4A4A in
your web browser.

    Now in its sixteenth year, CGA Ontario's Controllers' Congress
(http://www.cga-ontario.org/contentfiles/events/cont08.pdf) offers certified
general accountants and other interested accounting and financial
professionals the opportunity to gain the latest knowledge and skills relevant
to their roles as VPs of finance and controllers. This is the third year the
economic update is being webcast for the benefit of the public, but the first
guest appearance by Derek Holt.

    For a complete listing of upcoming and archived webcasts available
through CNW Group, please visit our events calendar at
http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/index.cgi. CNW's webcast of earnings calls
is consistent with Market Regulation Services Inc. (RS) objectives of
providing investors with material information broadly and quickly.





For further information:

For further information: Judy Gombita, jgombita@cga-ontario.org, (416)
544-4765 or 1-800-668-1454, ext. 244, www.cga-ontario.org or
www.nameyourneed.org

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