Media Advisory - Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) to Host Ontario Election Debate

TORONTO, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Almost 330,000 people are directly and indirectly employed by financial services companies in the Toronto region- making Toronto the second largest financial centre by employment in North America. 

The financial services sector continues to be an engine of growth – for the City and for the province. The next government of Ontario needs to ensure that it takes steps to maintain and grow this important sector of the economy.

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), in partnership with the financial services industry, has organized an election debate on the continued importance of the sector.


Friday, June 6th, 2014

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Registration

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Debate


City Hall, Members Lounge

100 Queen Street West, Toronto

The following party representatives have been confirmed for the event:

Hon. Charles Sousa, LIB candidate for Mississauga South

Vic Fedeli, PC candidate for Nipissing

Michael Prue, NDP candidate for Beaches – East York

About the TFSA:

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance is a public/private initiative whose mandate is to enhance and promote the long-term competitiveness of Toronto as a top ten global financial services centre. Its membership encompasses core financial services companies – banks, brokerages, investment fund managers, insurance companies – as well as partner sectors – accounting, law and education. The TFSA was created in 2001 by the financial services industry, in partnership with the City of Toronto. With the federal and provincial governments now joining the partnership, TFSA has created the Global Risk Institute to leverage the sector's reputation in risk management and the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services Education to capitalize on its talent advantage. For more information, please check our website at

SOURCE: Toronto Financial Services Alliance

For further information: Media wishing to attend this meeting should register with: Daniel Malik,, tel. (416) 933-6786



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