ATTENTION: Broadcast, Photo, Society and Assignment Editors

Toronto, Ontario - On Thursday, October 25, Jim Balsillie will host the inaugural fundraising dinner for the Canadian International Council (CIC), a newly founded nation-wide institution supporting Canadian foreign policy, at the Hilton Toronto.

The CIC promotes public interest and debate regarding Canadian foreign policy and international relations. The event will be attended by former prime ministers, business leaders, policymakers and members of the media.

SPECIAL GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE: (PHOTO OPPORTUNITY)

Jim Balsillie
- Chair, Canadian International Council; Chairman of the Board, Centre for International Governance Innovation; Co-CEO Research In Motion

Ángel Gurría - Secretary-General, OECD

Paul Martin - Former Prime Minister of Canada

Peter Munk - Founder and Chairman, Barrick Gold Corporation

Belinda Stronach - CEO, Magna International

Pamela Wallin

EVENT: CIC Inaugural Dinner

DATE: Thursday, October 25, 2007

TIME: Reception:  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dinner (by invitation only):  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

LOCATION: Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Ballroom

CONTACT:

Katie Richardson

Media Relations

Phone: +1.519.885.2444 ext. 397

[email protected]

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