Media Advisory - Investment Industry Association of Canada President Ian Russell speaks at St. John's Board of Trade luncheon

    ST. JOHN'S, March 7 /CNW/ - Ian Russell, President and Chief Executive
Office, Investment Industry Association will be speaking at the St. John's
Board of Trade luncheon today on the need to bolster small business in
Atlantic Canada.
    "Newfoundland and Labrador are suffering from a brain drain that
approaches crisis proportions", said Ian Russell. "My remarks today will
examine whether Newfoundland and Atlantic Canada are able to take maximum
advantage of the potential of small business; I will also discuss the
roadblocks that need to be removed to make sure it happens."
    The luncheon is held at 1 p.m. at the Delta St. John's Hotel.

    The Investment Industry Association of Canada, formerly the industry
association arm of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA),
advances the position of the Canadian investment industry on regulatory and
public policy issues. As the professional association for the industry, the
Investment Industry Association has a mandate to promote efficient, fair and
competitive capital markets for Canada while helping its member firms across
the country succeed in the industry.

For further information:

For further information: For copies of Ian Russell's remarks or to
arrange an interview with Ian Russell, contact: Annie Cote-Kennedy, (416)
687-5474 or email

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