/R E P E A T -- Invitation to the news media - Gold-Headed Cane - Preliminary 2008 year-end results for the Port and the outlook for 2009/

    MONTREAL, Jan. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) invites
the media to the 170th presentation of the Gold-Headed Cane to Captain M. H.
Rossiter, Master of the container ship Maersk Patras, the first ocean-going
vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2009.
    The ceremony will take place this Monday, January 5th at 11:00 at the
Montreal Port Authority Building 2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue, Wing 1 in the
presence of representatives of the marine industry and the Montreal business
    Mr. Patrice M. Pelletier, President and Chief Executive Officer of the
MPA, will take this opportunity to present the preliminary 2008 year-end
results of Port activity in Montreal and address the Port of Montreal's growth
outlook for 2009.
    Mr. Pelletier will be available for interviews.

    WHAT     - Awarding of the Gold-Headed Cane to the captain
             - Presentation of preliminary 2008 year-end Port results and the
               outlook for 2009
    WHO      - Patrice M. Pelletier, President and CEO of the Montreal Port
               Authority (MPA)
             - The captain
    WHERE    Montreal Port Authority Building
             2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue, Wing 1
             Dominic J. Taddeo Room
    WHEN     January 5, 2009, 11:00 a.m.

For further information:

For further information: Jean-Paul Lejeune, Director of Communications,
(514) 891-0224, Fax: (514) 283-0829, lejeunejp@port-montreal.com;

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