Canadian Bankers Association

Canadian Bankers Association

March 29, 2007 11:01 ET

Call for Nominations: Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 29, 2007) -

Attention News/Business Editors:

The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is now accepting nominations for an award recognizing outstanding police performance in fighting crime against Canada's banks. The 2007 Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award (CBLEA) will be presented to the police officer or officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty while preventing and investigating crimes against Canada's financial institutions, their employees and customers.

Nominations from banks and Canadian law enforcement agencies will be accepted until April 30, 2007. Additional information about the nomination process and eligibility, as well as a list of past award recipients, can be found on the CBA website at under "About Us."

"The banking industry values and respects the work done by law enforcement across the country in their efforts to fight crime against banks and their customers," said Raymond Protti, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Bankers Association. "The presentation of this award each year is our way of expressing our sincere appreciation and to recognize those officers whose efforts go above and beyond the call of duty."

Since the creation of the CBLEA in 1972, 207 officers from across Canada have been honoured for their outstanding bravery, investigative ability and other noteworthy achievements to combat crimes against the banking industry in Canada. This year's awards will be presented at the gala ceremony and dinner of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Calgary, Alberta on August 22, 2007.

The Canadian Bankers Association is an industry association representing 54 domestic chartered banks, foreign bank subsidiaries and foreign bank branches operating in Canada and their 249,000 employees.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Bankers Association
    Melanie Minos
    Manager, Media Relations
    (416) 362-6093, ext. 220, Cell: (416) 587-7733