Executive pay disclosure webinar

    TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ - The Canadian Securities Administrators are
proposing new pay disclosure rules that will require Canadian companies to
disclose the total value of all compensation earned by their executives.
    Not revised since disclosure became mandatory in Canada in 1994, these
proposed new rules follow on the heels of new disclosure rules released in the
United States last year by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and others are advocating
strongly for voluntary improvements to current disclosure rules. Given these
recent developments, this is an ideal time for companies to consider the
quality of their compensation disclosure, and related internal processes.

    -   What is being proposed by The Canadian Securities Administrators?
    -   When are these rules coming into effect?
    -   How can Canadian companies ensure they will be in compliance?
    -   What should companies be doing now to ensure they will be compliant?
    -   What exactly is The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance advocating

    Have these and other questions answered in an interactive online session
hosted by the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI).

    Date:     Wednesday, April 18, 2007
    Time:     12:00 Noon EST
    Location: Online session - no travel necessary!


    -   Tom Enright, President & CEO, CNW Group


    -   Ken Hugessen, President, Hugessen Consulting
    -   John Hughes, Associate Partner, National Assurance & Advisory Group,
        Deloitte & Touche LLP
    -   Bill Mackenzie, Director, Special Projects, Canadian Coalition for
        Good Governance

    To register, please visit:
    Webinar available in English only

    Cost to register for this event:

    CIRI Members Price: $99.00 plus tax
    Others Price:       $125.00 plus tax

    If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Suzie
Fernandes, 905.274.1639 or sfernandes@ciri.org.

    Webcast services provided by CNW Group.

    About Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI):

    The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) is a professional,
non-profit organization of executives responsible for communication between
the public corporation, investors and financial communities. CIRI's mandate is
to meet the education and professional development needs of its members.
Investor relations is the strategic management responsibility that integrates
the disciplines of finance, communications and marketing to achieve an
effective two-way flow of information between a public company and the
investment community, in order to enable fair and efficient capital markets.

    About CNW Group:

    CNW Group is Canada's leader in the distribution of time-critical news
and information. Founded in 1960, CNW is co-owned by U.S.-based PR Newswire
and U.K.-based PA Group and operates Canadian offices from coast-to-coast with
24-hour bilingual service. CNW communication services facilitate the flow of
news from Canadian organizations to their local, national, and global
audiences in the media and financial communities. CNW Group and CNW Telbec in
Quebec, offer a range of market-reaching services for IR professionals within
the CNX Marketlink suite and services designed to reach the media within the
Newsmaker suite. www.newswire.ca.

For further information:

For further information: Sylvia Biggs, Director, Professional
Development, Canadian Investor Relations Institute, Tel: (905) 274-1639,
E-mail: sbiggs@ciri.org; Steve Stojanovski, Manager, Events & Sponsorships,
CNW Group, Tel: (416) 863-5601, Cell: (416) 274-1481, Email:
Steve.Stojanovski@newswire.ca, www.newswire.ca

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