Media Advisory - Dr. Sherry Cooper Speaks at Canadian Club of Ottawa

    BMO Capital Markets Chief Economist to Give Economic Forecast and Discuss
    Her Latest Book, "The New Retirement"

    OTTAWA, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - Media are welcome to attend a presentation by Dr.
Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist, BMO Capital Markets. Dr. Cooper will address
the Canadian Club of Ottawa and will be available afterwards for a discussion
of her new book, The New Retirement: How it will Change our Future.
    In the book, Dr. Cooper notes that with the boomer generation reaching
the traditional retirement age in the very near future, there will be
significant consequences for labour markets, the economy and financial markets
for decades to come. She examines the transition to late life and what it
takes to achieve a successful final third of your life, with observations on
finances, aging, health and lifestyle.


    When:    Tuesday, January 22, 2008
             Speech (media welcome) - noon EST
             Q&A session for media - shortly after the conclusion of the
             Canadian Club speech (approx. 2:00 p.m.)

    Where:   Fairmont Château Laurier
             Paladian Room
             1 Rideau St.
             Ottawa, Ontario

    Comments about Dr. Cooper and the book:

    "Sherry Cooper is a dynamo - bright, savvy - and literally redefines the
way we view retirement and what lies ahead for us in this groundbreaking
    Don Tapscott, bestselling author of Wikinomics

    "As expected, the estimable economist Sherry Cooper provides sage
financial advice to baby boomers contemplating their retirement. But surprise:
she also draws from the latest literature in psychology and gerontology to
offer wise counsel on how boomers can live the second half of their adult
lives productively and in good health. Turns out we don't have to be
millionaires for the best years of our lives to be the ones ahead of us."
    Michael Adams, bestselling author and president of the Environics group
of research and communications consulting companies

    "With her usual combination of trenchant analysis and creative insight,
Sherry Cooper draws a portrait that will redefine retirement and, indeed,
society as we have come to know it."
    Allan Gregg, Chair, Harris/Decima Research

    "As one would expect, Sherry's latest book is crisp, clear, focused, and
laser-like in its ability to answer the questions that all of us had better
start asking. The New Retirement offers just the kind of analysis and insight
that both informs us and jolts us into taking action."
    Pamela Wallin

For further information:

For further information: BMO Financial Group: Paul Gammal,, (416) 867-3996 or (647) 338-0763; James Lorimer,, (613) 276-8947; Penguin Group (Canada): Debbie Gaudet,, (416) 928-2410; Internet:,

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