Media Advisory - Experts to tackle Canada's pension crisis

CALGARY, April 5 /CNW/ - Jack Mintz, Director of The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, will host Canada's premier conference on public policy related to retirement income in Calgary on April 12 and 13. During the course of the two-day National Retirement Income Summit, Prof. Mintz will lead a panel of leading experts and officials from Canada and abroad as they tackle the challenges facing a large generation of retiring Canadians.

    Speakers will include (all times are Mountain):

    -   Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance - Keynote dinner speech,
        7:30pm April 12
    -   Hon. Ted Morton, Alberta Minister of Finance - Breakfast address,
        8:00 a.m. April 13
    -   Hon. Dwight Duncan, Ontario Minister of Finance - Lunch address,
        12:00 p.m. April 13
    -   William Donaldson, Member of President Obama's Economic Recovery
        Advisory Board and 27th Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange
        Commission (SEC) - Dinner address, 7:30 p.m. April 13

The second day of the conference will feature a full day of presentation and discussions. Participants will include:

    -   Larry Kotlikoff, Boston University
    -   Brian Lee Crowley, MacDonald Laurier Institute
    -   Joanne De Laurentiis, Investment Funds Institute of Canada
    -   Jon Kesselman, Simon Fraser University
    -   Leo de Bever, AIMCo
    -   Andrew Jackson, Canadian Labour Congress
    -   Norma Nielson, Haskayne Business School, University of Calgary
    -   Malcolm Hamilton, Mercers
    -   Thomas Wilson, University of Toronto
    -   Robert D. Brown, Ontario Financing Authority
    -   Ken Georgetti, Canadian Labour Congress

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Calgary (700 Centre Street South). Media are invited to attend all or part of the two-day event. For more information, visit:

SOURCE The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Morten Paulsen, Cell: (403) 399-3377, Email:

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