/R E P E A T -- Media invitation - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan
Montreal welcomes Monique Jérôme-Forget, Phil O'Brien and Gilbert Rozon/

Running Montréal: Jean Drapeau and his lessons of the leaders of tomorrow

MONTREAL, Sept. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to attend the panel organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and moderated by Alain Dubuc, columnist at La Presse, on the occasion of the release of the book Le maire qui rêvait sa ville : Jean Drapeau, on Thursday, October 1, 2009, at 5:30 p.m.

On the occasion of the municipal elections, the President and CEO of the Board of Trade, Michel Leblanc, has asked three renowned Montrealers - Monique Jérôme-Forget, Phil O'Brien, and Gilbert Rozon - to join him in recalling Jean Drapeau and his heritage, but also and above all, to discuss the future of our city.

Jean Drapeau, who was Mayor of Montréal for close to thirty years, left an indelible mark on "his" city. His legacy divides historians, urban planners, and all Montrealers. The success of Expo, the pride of hosting the Olympics, the legacy of the Metro-all of this is Jean Drapeau... but at what price?

Today, some dream of another Drapeau for Montréal. Could another character as flamboyant and adventurous as Drapeau exist today? Would he be desirable? Would Drapeau get elected in 2009? What projects would he have in store for the city? We're opening the debate.


    Date:       Thursday, October 1, 2009

    Who:        Monique Jérôme-Forget
                Special Advisor
                Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

                Phil O'Brien
                Member of the Board of Directors
                Viger DMC International Inc.

                Gilbert Rozon
                Chairman of the Board and CEO
                Juste For Laughs Group

                Michel Leblanc
                President and CEO
                Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

    Time:       From 5:30 to 9 p.m.
                Panel - 6:30 p.m.

    Where:      Le Centre Sheraton
                1201 René-Lévesque Blvd. West

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its primary mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.

SOURCE Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

For further information: For further information: RSVP with Sylvie Paquette, coordinator, Media relations, (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015, sylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca; Reservation required.

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