Media Advisory - Thought leaders collaborate at Ontario Economic Summit

    NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Over 200 leaders from business,
labour, academia and government from across the province will come together in
Niagara-on-the-Lake for the 2007 Ontario Economic Summit (OES) which begins
with a keynote address by The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd
President of the United States.
    The fourth annual OES is a strategic initiative of the Ontario Chamber of
Commerce (OCC) that stimulates discussion and collaborative action toward
achieving the common goal of building sustainable prosperity in Ontario.
    Keynote addresses will be provided by Premier Dalton McGuinty and John
Tory, Leader of the Official Opposition, as well as Paul Jenkins, Senior
Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada; Storm Cunningham (The Restoration
Economy); Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of
Toronto; and Ray Anderson, Founder and Chairman, Interface Inc. Traditionally,
the majority of the Ontario Cabinet is also in attendance.
    Opinion leaders participating in panel and roundtable discussions
include: Linda Hasenfratz, President and CEO, Linamar Corporation; Michael
Sabia, President and CEO, Bell Canada Enterprises; Ian Pearce, CEO, Xstrata
Nickel; and Annette Verschuren, President, The Home Depot Canada and Asia.
    The theme of Stewardship will underlie discussions in four topic areas:
Competitive Communities for a Competitive Ontario; The Infrastructure
Challenge; Hollowing Out or Holding Our Own? - Foreign Acquisitions of
Canadian Corporations; and Ontario's International Stewardship.

                     Ontario Economic Leadership Summit
                          November 13, 14, 15, 2007
       White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa, Niagara-On the-Lake, Ontario

    Additional information may be found at including the
current agenda and a list of Summit partners and sponsors.
    Sessions and speeches will be open to the media. Pre-registration is
preferred, however, members of the media may also register on-site. Only
accredited media will be able to attend the Grand Opening Reception with
President Clinton.

For further information:

For further information: Amy Terrill, (416) 605-8205 (cell),

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