The Canadian Club of Montreal - Business leaders speak out!

    MONTREAL, Sept. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Club of Montreal is proud
to present its 2008-09 series of luncheons, featuring guest speakers who are
leaders in their respective fields. They will come to discuss current affairs
or to share their thoughts on topics that interest, fascinate and motivate
them. Here is the schedule of luncheons in the Club's "CEO rendez-vous" series
of speeches (noon to 2 p.m.).

    - September 8, 2008
      Robert Deluce
      President & CEO, Porter Airlines Inc.

    - September 25, 2008
      Mark J. Carney
      Governor, Bank of Canada

    - September 29, 2008
      The Honourable John H. Gomery
      Retired Judge

    - October 6, 2008
      Wilfrid J. Wilkinson
      President 2007-2008, Rotary International

    - October 20, 2008
      Gilles Lefrançois
      Executive Chairman of the Board, Innergex Renewable Energy

    - October 27, 2008
      Karen Radford
      Executive Vice-president and President, TELUS Québec and TELUS Partner

    - November 3, 2008
      Robert St-Denis
      President and Chief Operating Officer, La Capitale Financial Group Inc.

    - November 17, 2008
      Maureen Sabia
      Chairman of the Board, Canadian Tire Corporation Limited

    - November 24, 2008
      André Pratte and the authors of "Reconquering Canada"
      Frédéric Bérard, Martin Cauchon, Marc Garneau, Pierre-Gerlier Forest,
      Mathieu Laberge, Marie Bernard-Meunier, François Pratte et Patrice Ryan

    - December 1, 2008
      End of the year celebration with
      Serge Chapleau, La Presse and Terry Mosher / Aislin, The Gazette

    - January 19, 2009
      Alain Giguère
      President, CROP

    - January 26, 2009
      Annette M. Verschuren
      President, Home Depot Canada and Asia

    - February 9, 2009
      William F. Morris
      Managing Director, Accenture Canada

    - March 9, 2009
      David J. Paterson
      President & CEO
      AbitibiBowater Inc.

    - March 16, 2009
      Claude Poisson
      President of Operations, Société des casinos du Québec

    - March 23, 2009
      Pierre Boivin
      President, Club de hockey Canadien and Bell Centre

    - March 30, 2009
      Peter Swinburn
      President & CEO, Molson Coors Brewing Company

    - April 6, 2009
      Yvon Charest
      President & CEO, Industrial Alliance, Insurance and Financial
      Services Inc.

    - April 20, 2009
      François Olivier
      President & CEO, Transcontinental Inc.

    - May 4, 2009
      Réjean Robitaille
      President & CEO, Laurentian Bank of Canada

    - May 25, 2009
      Alain Lemaire
      President & CEO, Cascades Inc.

    - June 1, 2009
      Benjamin J. Kemball
      President & CEO, Imperial Tobacco Canada

    - June 8, 2009
      Monique Leroux
      President & CEO, Desjardins Group

    Over one hundred years after its founding, the Canadian Club of Montreal
remains one of the city's most prestigious and reputed forums. As a privileged
witness to the history of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and the world, the Club
provides an apolitical and influential forum for the free exchange of ideas on
a wide range of topics of municipal, national and international import. By
welcoming leaders in a variety of fields, the Canadian Club of Montreal has
established and advanced a tradition that remains strong to this day.

    For further information or to purchase tickets to the luncheons, please
call 514 398-0333 or visit us at

For further information:

For further information: Ginette Bergogne, Executive Director, Canadian
Club of Montreal, (514) 398-0457,

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