Media Advisory - On April 14, 2010, Canadian Public Accountability Board CEO
Brian Hunt will speak at the Economic Club

Topic: Full Disclosure: Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Financial Statements During Challenging Economic Times

TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - Today more than ever, high-quality audits are a crucial part of the process that ensures the integrity of financial reporting. Brian Hunt is the CEO of the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB), the regulator that oversees the auditors of Canadian public companies. Mr. Hunt will release the results of CPAB's 2009 inspections, including its recommendations on what audit firms, management and audit committees should do to improve the quality and transparency of financial statements. He will also talk about the importance of maintaining audit quality during the economic slowdown and in the face of several other challenges that have the potential to negatively affect audit quality in Canada.

    Date:      Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Time:      11:45 am to 1:30 pm EST

    Location:  One King West Hotel & Residence, 1 King West, Toronto

Copies of Mr. Hunt's speech, as well as the CPAB Public Report on its 2009 inspections, will be available at the event. Mr. Hunt will be available for media interviews at the event.

The Canadian Public Accountability Board is an audit regulator overseeing auditors of Canadian public companies. CPAB's mission is to contribute to public confidence in the integrity of financial reporting of public companies by promoting high quality, independent auditing. For more information, visit

SOURCE Canadian Public Accountability Board

For further information: For further information: Brian Hunt, CEO, Canadian Public Accountability Board, (416) 913-8261,

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