Media Advisory - Making a case for protection of intellectual property: Report

    TORONTO, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - The Ontario Chamber of Commerce will release a
comprehensive set of recommendations regarding the protection of intellectual
property rights, with a focus on how the province of Ontario can have an
impact on this important issue.

    WHAT:     Release of report and recommendations on protection of
              intellectual property

    WHO:      Len Crispino, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

              And representatives of the following industries: wine, video
              gaming, recording, pharmaceutical and electrical

    WHEN:     Monday, December 3rd @ 10:30 a.m.

    WHERE:    MaRS Discovery District
              101 College Street, Room CR3

    "We've estimated the cost of counterfeiting and piracy in Ontario to be
in the order of $9 Billion, meaning substantial losses in tax revenue and jobs
in this province," explains Len Crispino, President & CEO of the Ontario
Chamber of Commerce. "The integrity of Ontario's business investment and
innovation climate is at stake. The Ontario government must join in efforts to
strengthen our IPR regime."

For further information:

For further information: or to schedule a post announcement one-on-one
interview, contact: Amy Terrill, (416) 482-5222, ext. 241, cell (416)

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