Media Advisory - The Hollowing Out and Transformation of Corporate Canada: Myth or Reality?

    TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The recent sell-off of some of Canada's
most iconic companies has sparked a fierce and often emotional debate about
foreign ownership and what it means to the economy and the country.
    Senior corporate and government leaders examine the implications of
foreign takeovers and Canada's competitive position in global markets at The
Hollowing Out and Transformation of Corporate Canada: Myth or Reality?, hosted
by The Conference Board of Canada in partnership with SECOR Consulting Ltd.

    When:    Monday, January 28, 2008

    Who:     8:15: a.m. - Findings of the report, "Hollowing Out" - Myth and
             Reality: Corporate Takeovers in an Age of Transformation, will
             be made public
             Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President, Forecasting and Analysis
             and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
             Allan R. Gregg, Chair, Harris/Decima Research Inc.
             Ken Smith, Chair, SECOR Consulting Ltd.
             Andrea Mandel-Campbell, Journalist and Author, Why Mexicans
             Don't Drink Molson
             Michael R. Bloom, Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness
             and Learning, The Conference Board of Canada

             10:30 a.m. - CEO panel discussion on hollowing-out
             Dominic D'Alessandro, President and Chief Executive Officer,
             Manulife Financial Corporation
             James L. Goodfellow, Vice-Chair, Deloitte & Touche LLP
             Stanley H. Hartt, Chairman, Citigroup Global Markets Canada Inc.
             Michael Novak, Executive Vice-President, Office of the
             President, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
             Ian Telfer, Chairman, Goldcorp Inc.

             1:00 p.m. - Keynote presentation, The federal government's
             The Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Canada

    Where:   The Sutton Place Hotel, 955 Bay Street, Toronto

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For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne
Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221,; Media must register in advance.

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