/R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Economist Peter Hall to present Global Export Forecast at Toronto Board of Trade today/

    OTTAWA, April 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Noted Economist Peter Hall, Chief
Economist for Export Development Canada (EDC), will deliver EDC's 2009-2010
forecast for the global and Canadian economies during a speech to the Toronto
Board of Trade on Tuesday, April 28 at 11:30 AM EST.

    Members of the media are welcome to attend this briefing in person.

    EDC's Global Export Forecast examines global economic and trade
conditions and trends, including a regional and industry sector outlook to
help Canadian companies identify foreign market opportunities and risks.

    The theme of this forecast is "Restoring Balance?"

    WHAT:   EDC's Global Export Forecast, Spring 2009
            Speech by Peter Hall to the Toronto Board of Trade

    WHEN:   Tuesday, April 28 at 11:30 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

    WHERE:  Toronto Board of Trade
            Ballroom, 4th Floor
            1 First Canadian Place
            Toronto, ON

    EDC is Canada's export credit agency, offering innovative commercial
solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international
business. EDC's knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 8,300
Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide
each year. EDC is financially self-sustaining, a recognized leader in
financial reporting and economic analysis, and has been recognized as one of
Canada's Top 100 Employers for eight consecutive years.

For further information:

For further information: Media: Phil Taylor, Export Development Canada,
(613) 598-2904, Blackberry: ptaylor@edc.ca

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