Media Advisory - "Governance, Risk and Ethics: A New Age of Accountability"

A Conference Focused on the Industry's Successes and Failures

MONTREAL, Aug. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries' (CSCS) annual conference is the foremost event for the corporate governance community in Canada. Now in its 17th year, the Montreal conference's theme "Governance, Risk and Ethics: A New Age of Accountability" will offer a fresh approach to discussing controversial and challenging issues from all angles within this space.

Where can governance professionals learn from the mistakes of others? This year's innovative programming acknowledges the learning experiences of the industry's most successful and notorious advocates of today's standards and practices.


Sun., Aug. 16


Featured speaker Jean Charest, partner at McCarthy Tétrault and former Québec premier, will lead the Excellence in Governance Awards Ceremony.


Mon., Aug. 17

Morning keynote speaker Peter Dey is the chairman of Paradigm Capital Inc. and is considered the "godfather of Canadian governance". He will discuss current governance challenges and best practices in Canada.


Tues., Aug. 18

Lunch keynote speaker Andrew Fastow is the former CFO of Enron Corp. who completed a federal prison term in 2011 for securities fraud. Today, he consults with companies on how to avoid problematic decision making that leads to "Enron-esque" failures.



Sunday, August 16 to Wednesday, August 19, 2015


The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

900 Blvd. Rene Levesque West, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4A5


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The CSCS is recognized as the most important organization for corporate governance professionals in Canada. As the principal advocate for those who work in corporate governance, CSCS strives to enhance the public's awareness of the importance of good governance. CSCS is the voice of corporate governance professionals in Canada and participates with other stakeholders, including capital markets participants, government bodies and regulators, in fostering a governance environment that sets Canada apart in the world. CSCS supports its membership with continuing education and networking opportunities that are second to none. For more information, please visit

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For further information: IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT: Andrea Danielle Wong, Associate, NATIONAL Public Relations, Phone: (514) 843-2384, Cell: (514) 573-2213,


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