Media Advisory - 2010 Summit on the Future of Pensions (Day 2)

TORONTO, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Ontario's Minster of Finance and representatives from government, business and labour provide their perspectives on pension reform on Day 2 of the 2010 Summit on the Future of Pensions, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada.

    When:  Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Who:   Ian Markham, Canadian Retirement Innovation Leader, Towers Watson,
           will provide survey results on the future of defined benefit
           plans, at 8:45 a.m.

           John A. Crocker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare
           of Ontario Pension Plan, will discuss the importance of pension
           adequacy in light of the emerging retirement income crisis, at
           9:20 a.m.

           The Hon. Dwight Duncan, Minister, Ontario Ministry of Finance,
           will deliver the keynote presentation, Pension Reform in Ontario,
           at 10:30 a.m.

           Keith Ambachtsheer, KPA Advisory Services Ltd. and Director
           Rotman International Centre for Pension Management, University of
           Toronto, will address the current pension crisis and design flaws
           in both defined contribution and defined benefit plans, as well as
           offering an agenda for change that takes into account the needs of
           all stakeholders, at 11:00 a.m.

           Sym Gill, Director, Pension and Benefits, Canadian Auto Workers
           Union, will discuss pension reform from a labour perspective, at
           12:15 p.m.

    Where: The Sutton Place Hotel, 955 Bay Street, Toronto

For Day 1 speakers, visit: or

The conference is sponsored by Towers Watson, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Standard Life, National Post, Bullfrog Power, and Zerofootprint.

Media must register in advance.

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 221, E-mail:

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