Canadian Bankers Association

Canadian Bankers Association

March 20, 2008 14:10 ET

Call for Nominations: Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 20, 2008) - The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Awards (CBLEA), which recognize outstanding police performance in fighting crime against Canada's banks.

"We're proud to have the opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to those officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their efforts to fight crime against banks, their employees and their customers," said Nancy Hughes Anthony, President and CEO of the Canadian Bankers Association. "This is our chance to recognize the excellent work done by members of law enforcement and to highlight their efforts."

Nominations from banks and Canadian law enforcement agencies will be accepted until April 30, 2008. 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."

Since the creation of the CBLEA in 1972, 210 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 closing ceremony and dinner of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Montreal, Quebec on August 27, 2008.

The Canadian Bankers Association works on behalf of 54 domestic chartered banks, foreign bank subsidiaries and foreign bank branches operating in Canada and their 249,000 employees to advocate for efficient and effective public policies governing banks and to promote an understanding of the banking industry and its importance to Canadians and the Canadian economy.

Contact Information

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