Health & Safety Canada 2009

    Media Advisory/News Tip/Photo Opportunity

    TORONTO, April 22 /CNW/ -

    Media Advisory for Wednesday, April 22, 2009
    What:     92nd annual Health & Safety Canada 2009, largest health and
              safety show in Canada
    Who:      IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association)
    Where:    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
              222 Bremner Blvd (Note: check in at Media Room 710, South
    When:     Conference runs Monday, April 20 - Wednesday, April 22, 2009

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - Available for coverage:
    8:00 a.m. Conference Celebration
              Keynote Speaker: Simon Jackson - The Power of One

    TIME Magazine's Hero for the Planet, Simon Jackson, founder and Executive
Director of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, illustrates how he overcame
roadblocks and skeptics to make the BC endangered white Kermode or spirit bear
one of the world's foremost environmental issues.

    9:30 a.m. Ministry of Labour Mock Trial
    A judge, crown prosecutor, defence lawyers, and supporting cast actually
stage a full trial and give you the opportunity to see first hand what due
diligence really is.

    -   Defence Counsel:
        -  Cheryl A. Edwards, a former Ontario Ministry of Labour OH&S
           Prosecutor, now leads the national OHS and WSIB Practice Group of
           Heenan Blaikie LLP
        -  Jeremy Warning, a former Ontario Ministry of Labour OH&S
           Prosecutor, is now a senior associate in the Labour and Employment
           Law Group of Heenan Blaikie LLP
    -   Crown Prosecutor
        -  Judy Chan, Counsel, Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Labour
    -   Judge
        -  Vic Pakalnis, P.Eng., M.Eng., MBA, Kinross Professor in Mining and
           Sustainability, Queen's University
    -   The Cast
        -  David Hall, Eastwood Specialty
        -  John O'Brien, JOB Training
        -  Joanne Rousseau, The Ottawa Citizen

    12:15 p.m. Closing Conference Luncheon
               Keynote Speaker: Rick Mercer - My Adventures in Canadian

    Rick Mercer has been described as "Canada's sharpest and funniest
political satirist."
    He will draw on the best moments from his top-rated, award-winning CBC
show, The Rick Mercer Report, taking you behind the scenes of classic Canadian

For further information:

For further information: Edye Rome, Edye Rome Communication Services,
Tel: (416) 785-6213, Cell: (416) 993-6213, Email:

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