Media Advisory/Expert Available for Interview - FEI Canada hosts Grant Thornton corporate governance expert

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - FEI Canada, the professional membership
association for senior financial executives, together with Grant Thornton LLP,
a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm, will host a presentation by
Trent Gazzaway, CPA (North Carolina), Managing Partner, Corporate Governance,
Grant Thornton LLP in the US. Mr. Gazzaway will review the significant changes
to legislation for non-venture issuers resulting from the Canadian Securities
Administrators recently published National Instrument 52-109, Certification of
Internal Controls over Financial Reporting.

    What:     FEI Canada National Breakfast Seminar sponsored by
              Grant Thornton

    When:     Monday, October 20, 2008
              8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

    Where:    Fairmont Royal York, Canadian Room
              100 Front Street West
              Toronto, Ontario

    Who:      Trent Gazzaway, CPA (North Carolina), Managing Partner,
              Corporate Governance
              Grant Thornton LLP

    Media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP in advance to
reserve a seat. Please respond to

    About FEI Canada

    FEI Canada is the all-industry professional membership association for
senior financial executives. With eleven chapters across Canada and more than
2,100 members, FEI Canada provides professional development, thought
leadership and advocacy services to its members. The association membership,
which consists of Chief Financial Officers, Audit Committee Directors and
senior executives in the Finance, Controller, Treasury and Taxation functions,
represents a significant number of Canada's leading and most influential
corporations. Further information can be found at

    About Grant Thornton LLP in Canada

    Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm
providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public
organizations. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
LLP, Grant Thornton has more than 3,100 people in offices across Canada. Grant
Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose
member and correspondent firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide.

    About Grant Thornton International Ltd

    Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton
International Ltd (Grant Thornton International). Grant Thornton International
and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered
by the member firms independently.

For further information:

For further information: or to schedule an interview with Trent
Gazzaway, please contact: Caroline Spivak, Profile Communications, (417)

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