Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Leaders in the GLBT Community to Participate in Roundtable Discussion on Issues in the Workplace

    TORONTO, June 13 /CNW/ - Canadian and American leaders in the GLBT
community will participate in a roundtable discussion about "Inclusion and
Acceptance" in the workplace and the issues and challenges facing lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual individuals. The discussion will be
followed by a Q&A.
    The conference, hosted by BMO Financial Group, will launch the Pride Run,
of which BMO is the platinum sponsor.

    WHAT:     Roundtable discussion, Q&A and reception

    WHEN:     Tuesday, June 17, 2008
              5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    WHERE:    First Canadian Place, 68th Floor

    R. Douglas Elliot, Partner, Roy Elliot O'Connor LLP (Toronto)
    David Rayside, Director for the Centre of Sexual Diversity, University of
    Frances Kao, Partner, Skadden LLP (Chicago)
    Nancy Picard, Senior Consultant, RHR International Company (Chicago)

    Justine Fedak, Head of Marketing and Client Strategies, Harris Bank
(Chicago), is the executive sponsor of the GLBT Affinity Groups in Canada and
the US and will lead the panel discussion. Also in attendance will be members
of the GLBT employee affinity groups; executive directors of national and
local GLBT charities; Pride Run's top 20 individual fundraisers from 2007;
local dignitaries and members of Toronto's GLBT community.

    BMO is a philanthropic leader within the GLBT Community with
long-standing corporate participation in Pride month celebrations.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Kasia Lech,,
(416) 867-3996

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