/R E P E A T/ - Media Advisory - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal welcomes Ministers Lawrence Cannon and Michael M Fortier - "Transportation, infrastructure and Montreal's future"

    MONTREAL, April 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to
attend the Special business luncheon of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan
Montreal on Friday, April 20, 2007, at Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, at noon.
The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities and the Honourable Michael M Fortier, Minister of Public Works and
Government Services, will be our guest speakers.
    The 2007 budget of the Government of Canada includes an unprecedented
investment of more than $33 billion over seven years in the infrastructure of
cities and communities. This funding will target sectors of vital importance
to Canadians such as public transit, the upgrading and safety of the road
network, water purification and wastewater treatment. The Honourable Lawrence
Cannon will explain the principles that inspired the government's action in
this area and their implications for the development of the metropolis. The
Honourable Michael M Fortier will clarify how these infrastructure investments
will contribute to the economic growth and quality of life in Montreal.

    Date:        Friday, April 20, 2007

    Location:    Hilton Montreal Bonaventure
                 900 de la Gauchetière Street West

    Time:        From noon to 2 p.m.
                 Speech - 12:15 p.m. (Ballroom)
                 Press briefing - 13:45 p.m. (Fundy room)

    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 Montreal 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: Sylvie Paquette, Coordinator, Media relations,
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015,

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