Media Advisory - Hon. Monte Solberg, PC, MP Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Government of Canada

    "New Approaches and Partnerships to Meet Today's Labour Market

    TORONTO, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - For the last 50 years it was the labour force
that was the single greatest contributor to Canada's economic expansion.
Between 1956 and 2006 our labour force increased by nearly 200%. But those
heady days are long behind us. Going forward, over the next 50 years, it is
projected to increase by just eleven per cent. Now is the time to think about
our future; a future that will be increasingly dependent on the quality of our
labour force.
    Join the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social
Development as he outlines our desire to do better, build better and better
respond to our challenging environment by taking advantage of the many
opportunities before us.

    Where:  Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel
            37 King Street East
            Sovereign Ballroom

    When:   Friday, November 16, 2007

    Speech: 1:00 pm

    The Empire Club of Canada, established in 1903, is recognized as one of
Canada's oldest and largest speakers' forums with a membership comprised of
some of Canada's most influential leaders from business, labour, education and
government vocations. It has been addressed by more than 2,500 prominent
Canadian and international leaders - men and women who have distinguished
themselves in many fields of knowledge and activity. Please visit the Empire
Club of Canada web site at

For further information:

For further information: The Empire Club of Canada, (416) 364-2878

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