George Weston Limited - Canada and United States Income Tax Treaty

    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - George Weston Limited ("Weston") applauds the
Federal Government in signing the amended Canada/United States income tax
treaty, removing the withholding tax on interest between the two countries.
    The result will be to free the flow of capital and facilitate Canadian
companies growing globally. Finance Minister James Flaherty deserves full
credit for this major step forward.

    George Weston Limited is one of North America's largest food processing
and distribution groups operating in two segments: baking and dairy through
Weston Foods, and food and general merchandise distribution through Loblaw
Companies Limited.

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