Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

September 14, 2007 10:57 ET

Media Advisory: CA Institute Chair to Visit Sault Ste. Marie Sept. 18

Discussing CA Competitiveness Agenda for Ontario at Rotary luncheon

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2007) - The Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is highlighting the CA profession's Competitiveness Agenda for Ontario's financial and business sectors when he visits the Sault Ste. Marie Rotary Club luncheon on September 18. Keith Farlinger, FCA, Toronto Region Managing Partner at BDO Dunwoody LLP, will provide background on how Ontario can remain competitive across the board, from Bay Street to Main Street, and meet the challenges of competing on the world stage.

Among the competitiveness-related topics he will address are:

- Inter-provincial free trade agreements: Getting them right

- The need for nationally consistent public accounting standards

- How legal liability issues in the accounting industry are affecting businesses of all sizes and constraining economic growth.

Mr. Farlinger can also speak on what the CA profession is doing to meet the growing demand for financial professionals in all business sectors, a problem that is particularly acute in smaller communities.

Media are invited to his presentation and interviews can be arranged prior to or after the luncheon.



WHO: Keith Farlinger, FCA, Chair of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Ontario

WHAT: The CA Competitiveness Agenda

WHERE: Marconi Club, 450 Albert Street, Sault Ste. Marie

WHEN: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2007


About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's more than 32,000 CAs and 4,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's high standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. Recognized internationally, the CA designation denotes financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight and leadership. The Institute website is: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.ca2b.biz.

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