/R E P E A T/ - Media advisory - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal pays homage to the Great Montrealers 2007

    MONTREAL, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Isabelle Hudon, president and CEO of the
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, invites the media representatives to
the 2007 Tribute to Great Montrealers' Reception on Tuesday, October 9, 2007,
at 5 p.m., at Montréal City Hall. The four new Great Montrealers 2007 will be
presented, in the economic, cultural, scientific and social sectors. On this
occasion, the laureates will be invited by the mayor of Montréal,
Mr. Gérald Tremblay, to sign the City of Montréal's Gold Book.

    The Great Montrealers 2007 are:

    Economic sector
    Jacques Lamarre
    President and chief executive officer
    SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

    Cutural sector
    Denise Filiatrault
    Director in the fields of cinema, television and theater

    Scientific sector
    Hubert Reeves

    Social sector
    Paul Gérin-Lajoie
    Founding president and chairman of the board of directors
    Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation

    The Academy of Great Montrealers of the Board of Trade takes this
occasion to present an Award of Excellence to three students who are Ph.D.
candidates in Montréal's universities or their affiliated schools.

    Date:     Tuesday, October 9, 2007

    Location: Montréal City Hall
              275 Notre-Dame Street East

    Time:     5 p.m.

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Please confirm your attendance with: Sylvie
Paquette, Coordinator, Media relations, Board of Trade of Metropolitan
Montreal, (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015, sylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca

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