/R E P E A T/ - Invitation - News conference - The Literacy Coalition invites you to attend a news conference on Parliament Hill concerning their demand for the immediate restoration of $18 million in literacy program funding

    The leaders of the three opposition parties have been invited to
    participate in the event

    MONTREAL, Feb. 27 /CNW Telbec/ -

    Subject:  After last autumn's cuts to federal spending on literacy, the
              Literacy Coalition has responded by condemning the current
              government's actions and demanding that Ottawa make literacy a
              priority by investing major sums in literacy programs.

              Actors Marie Turgeon and Patrice Coquereau will lend their
              voices to the thousands who lack basic literacy skills with
              their readings of moving personal stories.

    Date:     Thursday, March 1, 2007

    Time:     10:30 a.m.

    Where:    Parliament Buildings
              Room 130-S
              Charles Lynch

              Scheduled activities:

              - Speech by Maryse Perreault, CEO of the Literacy Foundation
                and official spokesperson for the Coalition
              - Personal stories read by actors Marie Turgeon and Patrice
              - Speeches by party leaders in attendance
              - Question period

              Please confirm your presence.

For further information:

For further information: Apraham Niziblian, Public Relations, Literacy
Coalition, Cell phone: (514) 912-3467; Media Department: Literacy Foundation,
(514) 289-1178, extension 227

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