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Jean Charest and Mario Dumont will speak at the invitation of the Montreal Economic Institute – Attention: Date change for the luncheon speech by Jean Charest

Montreal, March 1, 2007 – In this electoral season, the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) welcomes the premier and leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, Jean Charest, as well as the leader of the Action démocratique du Québec, Mario Dumont, on the occasion of two luncheon speeches. At the request of the Quebec Liberal Party, the speech by Jean Charest has been moved from March 13 to March 15, since the televised leaders’ debate is scheduled on March 13 in Quebec City.

Lucheon speech by Jean Charest
Thursday, March 15, Hotel Omni Mont-Royal (Salon des Saisons), 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, from 11:45am to 2:00pm.

Luncheon speech by Mario Dumont
Monday, March 19, Hotel Sofitel Montreal (Picasso Ballroom), 1155 Sherbrooke Street, Montreal, from 11:45am to 2:00pm.

Media representatives
For both events, the luncheon will take place at noon and the speech will begin at 1:00pm. A table has been reserved for the media. For any information, contact the undersigned.

Sponsors
We are grateful to the sponsors of these events: Hay Group, KPMG, RBC Capital Markets and business newspaper Les Affaires.

Reservation mandatory
Contact our Director of Public Affairs, Jasmin Guénette, at 514 273-0969 or at jguenette@iedm.org.

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The MEI has also invited the leader of the Parti québécois, André Boisclair, to give a speech.

The Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit body that takes part in public policy debate in Quebec and across Canada, offering wealth creation solutions on matters of taxation, regulation, and reform of health and education systems. Its publications since 2000 have included the Report Card on Quebec’s Secondary Schools. In 2004, it won a Templeton Freedom Award for Institute Excellence for the quality of its management and public relations.

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For further information: André Valiquette, Director of Communications, Montreal Economic Institute, Tel. (514) 273-0969 (office) or (514) 574-0969 (mobile phone) / Email: avaliquette@iedm.org

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