Media invitation - Press conference - Launch of the new Ranking of Quebec High Schools 2008

    MONTREAL, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - L'actualité magazine and the Montreal
Economic Institute will launch the Ranking of Quebec High Schools 2008
(Palmarès des écoles secondaires du Québec 2008) on Thursday, October 23, at
10 a.m.
    This tool provides the most complete evaluation of every high school in
Quebec, in the public and private sectors, French and English. It will contain
many improvements and additional information, some of which will respond to
criticisms of past editions. This portrait is also the only one that will
enable parents and teachers to have a better idea now of each school's
contribution to their students' success.
    This special issue of L'actualité magazine will be available at the press
conference and a day later on newsstands.


    The full results and ranking will be released at a joint press conference
chaired by Réal Germain and Carole Beaulieu, respectively the publisher and
editor-in-chief of L'actualité, and by Marcel Boyer, vice president and chief
economist of the Montreal Economic Institute. Mr. Boyer will present the
results of the Palmarès with Mathieu Laberge, co-author of the study and an
economist at the Institute. All spokespersons will be available to answer

    DATE:     Thursday, October 23, 2008
    TIME:     10 a.m.
    PLACE:    Four Points by Sheraton Montreal Centre-Ville Hotel
              Mont Olympus Room
              475 Sherbrooke St. W.

    The full version of the Palmarès and the press release will be available
at and

For further information:

For further information: André Valiquette, director of communications,
Montreal Economic Institute, (514) 273-0969 ext. 2225, Cell: (514) 574-0969,,; Josée Fournier, director of marketing,
L'actualité, (514) 843-2596, Cell: (514) 865-2596,,

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