Employees of the Solidarity Fund QFL and Its Network Proudly Donate $204,356 to Centraide

    MONTREAL, Dec. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Once again, the employees of the
Solidarity Fund QFL (the "Fund") and the Regional Solidarity Funds were very
generous this year. The fundraising campaign on behalf of Centraide raised
$204,356, which includes an institutional donation as well as amounts
collected from the employees of the Fund and of its network of regional funds.
Most of this year's proceeds will go to Centraide of Greater Montréal while
the remainder will be distributed among the agency's various organizations
across Québec.
    The generosity shown by the employees of the Fund and its network is
precisely the type of support Centraide needs from workers to be able to help
the less privileged. According to a survey conducted by Omnibus Léger
Marketing, most Quebecers think that big business and individuals account for
the lion's share of Centraide donations, when in fact, 56% come from workers.
    "We've been supporting Centraide since the Fund's inception and after
each campaign, I'm always impressed with our employees' generosity. I would
also like to commend our volunteer fundraisers for making this campaign a
success year after year. The Fund believes strongly in solidarity and the
well-being of our community. As such, I would also like to congratulate
Centraide and its staff for their work in helping those most in need ", said
Yvon Bolduc, president and CEO of the Solidarity Fund QFL.

    A photo is available; to obtain a copy, please contact the undersigned.

    Pictured from left to right:

    Carole Parent, In-House Communications Advisor, Solidarity Fund QFL and
Co-Chair of the Centraide campaign; Yvon Bolduc, President and CEO, Solidarity
Fund QFL; Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, President and Executive Director,
Centraide of Greater Montréal; Jean Sylvestre, Executive Director, Fondation
de la formation économique and Co-Chair of the Centraide campaign.

    About the Solidarity Fund QFL

    With net assets of over $7.2 billion as at May 31, 2007, the Solidarity
Fund QFL is a development capital company that through its RRSP channels the
savings of Quebecers into investments in all sectors of the economy to help
create and maintain jobs and to further Québec's economic growth. The Fund is
a partner, either directly or through its network members, in 1,696 companies.
It currently has nearly 575,000 shareholders and has helped, on its own or
with other financial partners, to create, maintain and protect over
122,000 jobs. For more information, visit www.fondsftq.com.

For further information:

For further information: Note: The telephone number provided below is
for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives: Josée
Lagacé, Senior Advisor, Press Relations and Communications, Fonds de
solidarité FTQ, (514) 850-4835, jlagace@fondsftq.com

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