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September 25, 2002
Media Advisory: Financial services leaders meet to discuss action plan
Senior executives from Toronto's financial services community will meet on
Thursday, September 26 to discuss an action plan aimed at keeping Toronto
competitive as a financial services centre.

The forum will focus on challenges facing Toronto as a financial services
centre and on an action plan to address those challenges.

Following the meeting, Deputy Mayor Case Ootes and global business strategist
David Pecaut will speak to the media.

WHEN: Thursday, September 26

WHERE: Toronto City Hall, Members Lounge (Council Chamber)
Rotunda -- East Tower Council Chamber Elevator

TIME: 9:30 a.m. (please assemble at the elevator at 9:15 a.m.)

PHOTOS: The media will have an opportunity to take photographs at the
conclusion of the meeting. A group photograph will be available from Canada
News Wire's Web site after the meeting.

Toronto's financial services sector employs 176,000 people and an additional
300,000 jobs are linked to the industry. The Toronto Financial Services
Alliance (TFSA), formed in December 2001, brings together representatives from
various levels of government, the financial services sector, affiliated
business services and academia.

TFSA Leaders Forum participants
(Subject to change)

Anthony Comper, Bank of Montreal
Axel Thesberg, KPMG
Jeffrey R. Carney, Fidelity Investments
Deputy Mayor Case Ootes, City of Toronto
Charles Baillie, TD Bank Financial Group
David McKerroll, CIT Group
David Toyne, State Street Trust Co Canada
Donald Stewart, Sun Life Financial
Don Cowan, ABN-AMRO
David Leslie, Ernst and Young LLP
Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, City of Toronto
Elyse Allan, Board of Trade
George Cooke, Dominion of Canada General Insurance Co.
Gerry Rocchi, Barclays Global Investors
Gord Nixon, RBC Financial Group
James Hunter, Mackenzie Financial Corp.
James Darroch, Schulich School of Business
John Chippindale , Marsh Canada
Martin Brown, Watson Wyatt
Paul Muther, Bank One North America
Peter Godsoe, Scotiabank
Peter Pauly, Rotman School of Management
Sean Weir, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Rick Miner, Seneca College
Shirley Hoy, City of Toronto
Stanley Hartt, Salomon Smith Barney
Tom MacMillan, CIBC Mellon Trust
Wayne Fox, CIBC
Wendy Bocti, Mellon Canada

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