/R E P E A T/ - Media advisory - Economist Stephen Poloz at Toronto Board of Trade to Deliver Global Export Forecast and Ontario Outlook

    TORONTO, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Noted economist Stephen Poloz will be in
Toronto, Ontario to deliver Export Development Canada's (EDC) 2007-2008
forecast for the global and Canadian economies during a speech on April 26 at
11:45 AM EST.
    Mr. Poloz is the Senior Vice-President of Corporate Affairs and Chief
Economist for EDC.
    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 "Adapting to the Evolving Trade Paradigm."

    WHAT:    Economist Stephen Poloz delivers EDC's Global Export Forecast
             and Outlook for Ontario

    WHEN:    Thursday, April 26 at 11:45 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
             Mr. Poloz' speech begins at 12:15 PM

    WHERE:   Toronto Board of Trade, Downtown Centre
             1 First Canadian Place, Adelaide Street Entrance
             Toronto, Ontario

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

    EDC is Canada's export credit agency, offering innovative commercial
solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors and their international
business. EDC's knowledge and partnerships are used by 7,000 Canadian
companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year.
EDC is financially self-sustaining and is a recognized leader in financial
reporting, economic analysis and has been named one of Canada's Top 100
Employers for six consecutive years.

For further information:

For further information: Phil Taylor, Public Affairs, (613) 291-1276,
ptaylor@edc.ca; www.edc.ca

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