Media Advisory - Frank McKenna among Distinguished Speakers to Headline EDA
Symposium on Sustainable Communities, October 21 in Toronto

TORONTO, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair of TD Bank Financial Group, noted statesman and former Canadian Ambassador to the United States, will address Ontario's local electricity utility executives and energy industry leaders attending the Electricity Distributors Association's (EDA) Executive Symposium on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at Toronto's Park Hyatt Hotel in Yorkville.

Mr. McKenna will be introduced for his 3:40 pm keynote address by symposium host and award-winning CBC news anchor, Diana Swain. One of the most respected public figures in Canada, Mr. McKenna will talk about the global challenges of creating a sustainable world. He will be available immediately after his speech at 4:30 pm to meet with media.

Speakers who will also address sustainability and leadership themes at the symposium include:

    -  Chantal Hebert, Political Commentator and National Affairs Columnist
       for the Toronto Star
    -  Joe Van Belleghem, Founder of the Canada Green Building Council and
       Managing Partner, Windmill West (Dockside Green Project, Victoria, BC)
    -  David Chernushenko, Vice Chairman of Canada's National Round Table on
       the Environment and Economy, sustainability advocate and film maker

EDA Chair, John Loucks will also be available to take questions from the Media on Ontario's electricity distribution sector and its future vision for building the sustainable communities of tomorrow.

    Media are invited to attend:

    What:   EDA Executive Symposium
    When:   October 21, 2009
    Where:  Park Hyatt Hotel, University Room, 4 Avenue Road, Toronto

    Who:    Frank McKenna - address 3:40 pm - media availability 4:30 pm

            Chantal Hebert - address 1:00 pm - media availability 1:45 pm
            Joe Van Belleghem - address 1:45 pm - media availability 2:30 pm
            David Chernushenko - address 2:55 pm - media availability 3:40 pm
            John Loucks - available at 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm

The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) is the voice of Ontario's local electricity distributors, the publicly and privately owned companies that safely and reliably deliver electricity to over 4.5 million Ontario homes, businesses and public institutions.

SOURCE Electricity Distributors Association

For further information: For further information: Christine Hallas, Manager, Communications and Media Relations, Tel. (905) 265-5322, E-mail For more information on the EDA Executive Symposium, visit the website at

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