Canada's financial crisis - who can explain this colossal mess?

CALGARY, May 17 /CNW/ - It happened in 1984, and 1998, and again in 2008. Given the mess on Wall Street and the global economy, it's coming again to Canada, of that you can be sure. But why, and who can explain it?

    Event:    "Colossal Calgary" featuring Lawrence McDonald, Wall Street
              insider on the global financial crisis
    Date:     June 03, 2010
    Time:     3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Venue:    TELUS Convention Centre

Lawrence McDonald, the media's go-to man on the financial crisis, can explain it all, and he's coming to Calgary on June 03. McDonald is the only Wall Street insider on tour, with over 20 media appearances in the past five weeks and now guest-host or contributor on CNBC, BNN, France 24, BBC World, BBC America, Barron's, Channel 4 News London, Bloomberg TV, Fox TV, and CBC News Canada. This is an eye-opening presentation you don't want to miss.

"In today's investing world," says McDonald "you must have a keen eye on all the markets to avoid those 1,000 point right hooks that can knock you out of the game."

We almost got knocked out of the game earlier this month. On May 6, 2010 extraordinary market action was witnessed when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 9% in a few short minutes. Visions of October 2008 flashed before our eyes for a moment before the market rebounded. But what if it hadn't rebounded? Could we bail ourselves out?

It turns out the trillion-dollar European bailout may not have been much of a bailout after all. Even worse, the pundits are using the action stemming from Greece as foreshadowing of what's to come here in the United States and Canada.

Come learn from Lawrence McDonald, a trader who goes beyond foreshadowing, and peels away the layers within Wall Street and high finance. Larry brings Wall Street to Main Street - and we need his insight.

McDonald will bring you inside Wall Street and show you the money making secrets hedge funds and trading desks use to stay one step ahead of the crowd. Risk Management, CDS, High Yield bonds, Convertible bonds, Bank debt and Leveraged Loans, Foreign Exchange, Commercial and residential mortgage backed securities all play a part.

Mr. McDonald will be presenting at "Colossal Calgary" a one-time event June 03, 2010. Information and registration is at Tickets are only $125 (plus fees and tax), tables of ten are $1,000 (plus fees and tax).

    Event:    "Colossal Calgary" featuring Lawrence McDonald, Wall Street
              insider on the global financial crisis
    Date:     June 03, 2010
    Time:     3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Venue:    TELUS Convention Centre

About CIRI - event organizer

CIRI is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. CIRI is dedicated to advancing the stature and credibility of the investor relations profession and the competency of its members. Visit for more information.

About communicatto - event marketing

communicatto is a social media, digital marketing, public relations, and investor relations agency helping companies integrate new and old media. More information on communicatto can be found at

About CNW - official newswire of Colossal Calgary

CNW is celebrating 50 years of connecting organizations to relevant news and information consumers. Established in 1960, CNW is more than just a newswire service, offering communications and disclosure services designed to help clients work more efficiently and meet their objectives.

Friends of Colossal

Many thanks to the following organizations for supporting Colossal Calgary: Digital Alberta, CPRS Calgary, CSCS Alberta, IABC Calgary, XBRL Canada

SOURCE Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI Alberta)

For further information: For further information: Rhonda Bennetto, President CIRI Alberta, (403) 233-6506,; Media inquiries: Doug Lacombe, President, communicatto, (403) 474-4251,

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