Toronto Board of Trade

Toronto Board of Trade

June 14, 2007 06:50 ET

New City Taxes - 'Toronto Speaks Out'

Toronto Board of Trade to unveil public, business poll results

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 14, 2007) - MEDIA ADVISORY:

The City of Toronto is proposing eight new taxes and fees - a controversial idea that is turning into one of Toronto's biggest business and public issues.

How would these taxes affect Torontonians and our economy? Do consumers and business people think new taxes are justified? How is this issue linked to Toronto's financial situation?

Find out when the Toronto Board of Trade unveils the results of a region-wide consumer survey, conducted by Decima Research, and of the Board's own member survey. The event will feature an expert panel for a lively debate on the impact of these taxes on businesses, people and the political world in Toronto.

Panelists to date include:
· Mr. Jeff Walker, Senior Vice President, Decima Research
· Bill Robson, President & CEO, C. D. Howe Institute
· Dave Nickle, City Hall reporter and columnist for Toronto Community News

Tickets are available via the Toronto Board of Trade Events Hotline at 416 439 4143, or on-line at www.bot.com/events.

Date: Monday, June 18, 2007

Time: 7:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. [PRESENTATION BEGINS AT 7:45 A.M.]

Place: Toronto Board of Trade Downtown Centre, First Canadian Place, 4th Floor

NOTES FOR MEDIA: Event is open to all accredited media. Media feed will be available. Poll results issued at 8:00 a.m. /For further information: www.bot.com/media/ IN: ECONOMY, FINANCE, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • Glen Stone, Public Affairs Manager, Toronto Board of Trade
    Primary Phone: 416-862-4565
    Secondary Phone: 416-998-9458
    E-mail: gstone@bot.com