Media Advisory - Class Action Forum: Pre-Emptive Business and Legal Strategies

    TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Two senior provincial court judges and
some of North America's top lawyers discuss managing the risks of class action
litigation at the Class Action Forum: Pre-Emptive Business and Legal
Strategies, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada, October 2 and 3.

    Who:         Alan J. Lenczner, Lenczner Slaught, Elizabeth J. Cabraser,
                 Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, and
                 Allan Rock, Sutts, Strosberg LLP, will participate in the
                 panel discussion, The Corporate Class Action Nightmare: The
                 Plaintiffs' View, at 8:15 a.m., Tuesday.

                 Silvana Conte, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Donald McCarty,
                 Vice-President and General Counsel, Imperial Tobacco Canada
                 Limited, and The Hon. Justice André Prévost, Judge, Superior
                 Court of Quebec, will discuss the current class action
                 situation in Quebec, at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday.

                 The Hon. Donald I. Brenner, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of
                 British Columbia, will deliver the keynote presentation,
                 Do Class Actions Help More Than They Hurt?,
                 at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday.

    When:        Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3, 2007

    Where:       InterContinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front St. W

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    The forum is sponsored by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Navigant
Consulting, Torys LLP, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Fasken Martineau
DuMoulin LLP, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Commonwealth Legal, Davies Ward
Phillips & Vineberg LLP, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Stikeman Elliott LLP and the
Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries.

    Media must register in advance.

For further information:

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

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