Event Media Advisory - Live SME Series Round Table Discussion - Single Sales Tax

    CGA Ontario, Minister of Small Business and Consumer Services & Direct

    TORONTO, June 12 /CNW/ - The Certified General Accountants of Ontario
(CGA Ontario) joins the Minister of Small Business & Consumer Services, the
Honourable Harinder Takhar, and Direct Engagement in an interactive
peer-to-peer roundtable webcast forum discussing the varying vantage points
concerning the new single harmonized sales tax detailed in the 2009-10
provincial budget, taking effect July 1, 2010. The objective of this webcast
is to support the SME community, defining how small- to medium-sized (SME)
businesses can benefit from the single sales tax.
    The discussion will explore perspective from the both business community
sector and government officials. Panelists in the peer-to-peer round table
discussion include:

    -   Honourable Harinder Takhar, Minister of Small Business & Consumer
    -   Vinay Kamboj, Controller, Polytarp Products www.polytarp.com
    -   Darcy McNeill, Director of Communications, Ministry of Finance
    -   Terry Parsons, President, Taurus Stampings www.taurusstampings.com
    -   Rick Spence, SME Columnist, Financial Post
    -   Ted Wigdor, Vice-president, Government & Corporate Affairs, CGA

    Date: Monday, June 15, 2009
    Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12.25 p.m. Lunch Meet-&-Greet / 12:30 p.m. to 1:30
    p.m. LIVE Broadcast
    Location: Ontario Investment & Trade Centre, 250 Yonge St., 35th Floor,
    Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2L7
    Media: Photos and interview opportunities will be available. Media must
    carry photo identification.
    Complimentary VIP passes to attend in person are available on a first-
    come, first serve basis.
    Live webcast can be viewed remotely by visiting: www.cga-ontario.org or

    Direct Engagement offers variety of targeted interactive programming that
merge the worlds of social computing with WebTV presenting relevant and
pressing information that addresses today's economy and small businesses.

    CGA Ontario is a self-governing body that grants the exclusive rights to
the CGA designation, and controls the professional standards, conduct and
discipline of its members and students in the province of Ontario. Certified
general accountants (CGAs) are committed to meeting the needs of their
businesses and organizations with strategic insight, leadership and
demonstrated abilities. In Ontario, there are more than 19,000 CGAs and
approximately 9,000 students working towards their designation.

For further information:

For further information: Amy Mulhern, Manager of Public Relations, CGA
Ontario, Telephone: (416) 544-4781, 1-800-668-1454 ext. 8311, E-mail:

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