Call for Nominations: Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award

    TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ - The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is now
accepting nominations for an award recognizing outstanding police performance
in fighting crime against Canada's banks. The 2007 Canadian Banks' Law
Enforcement Award (CBLEA) will be presented to the police officer or officers
who have gone above and beyond the call of duty while preventing and
investigating crimes against Canada's financial institutions, their employees
and customers.
    Nominations from banks and Canadian law enforcement agencies will be
accepted until April 30, 2007. Additional information about the nomination
process and eligibility, as well as a list of past award recipients, can be
found on the CBA website at under "About Us."
    "The banking industry values and respects the work done by law
enforcement across the country in their efforts to fight crime against banks
and their customers," said Raymond Protti, President and Chief Executive
Officer of the Canadian Bankers Association. "The presentation of this award
each year is our way of expressing our sincere appreciation and to recognize
those officers whose efforts go above and beyond the call of duty."
    Since the creation of the CBLEA in 1972, 207 officers from across Canada
have been honoured for their outstanding bravery, investigative ability and
other noteworthy achievements to combat crimes against the banking industry in
Canada. This year's awards will be presented at the gala ceremony and dinner
of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Calgary,
Alberta on August 22, 2007.

    The Canadian Bankers Association is an industry association representing
54 domestic chartered banks, foreign bank subsidiaries and foreign bank
branches operating in Canada and their 249,000 employees.

For further information:

For further information: Melanie Minos, Manager, Media Relations, (416)
362-6093, ext. 220, cell: (416) 587-7733,

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