Media Advisory - 2007 Business Outlook Briefing

    TORONTO, March 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Ontario's economy remains among the
weakest in the country this year, due to the restructuring in the auto
industry, weak export growth and modest retail sales. Conference Board
economists discuss what's ahead for Ontario's economy, at the 2007 Business
Outlook Briefing, Thursday, March 8.

    Who:   Kip Beckman, Principal Research Associate, The Conference Board of
           Canada, will provide the economic outlook for the U.S. and the
           world, at 9:15 a.m., Thursday.

           Paul Darby, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
           will discuss the Conference Board's Canadian economic forecast, at
           9:45 a.m., Thursday.

           Pedro Antunes, Director, National and Provincial Forecast, The
           Conference Board of Canada, will present Ontario's economic
           outlook, at 10:45 a.m., Thursday.

           Colum P. Bastable, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cushman
           and Wakefield LePage Inc., will deliver the keynote presentation
           The Evolution of Commercial Real Estate in Canada, at 12:45 p.m.,

    When:  Thursday, March 8, 2007

    Where: Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville, 90 Bloor St. E.
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For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne
Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221,; Media must register in advance

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