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Media Advisory - Scotiabank marks beginning of Financial Literacy Month with Report and Strategy

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Media Advisory - Scotiabank marks beginning of Financial Literacy Month with Report and Strategy11:53 EDT Tuesday, October 23, 2012TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Scotiabank will mark the beginning of Financial Literacy month by releasing a Special Economics Report and the Bank's global Financial Literacy Strategy at Literacy for Life: a Scotiabank Financial Literacy Forum. It promises to be a lively discussion on the state of financial literacy in Canada and the approach Scotiabank intends to take domestically and internationally. Along with the economics report on financial awareness, presented by Warren Jestin, Gary Rabbior, President of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education will provide perspective and Ross Anderson will discuss the federal government's national strategy. A special welcome will be extended to Junior Economics Club students who will bring questions for the panel.Following the individual presentations, there will be an opportunity for attendees, including journalists, to participate in a question and answer session with the panelists.NOTE:Media may listen in and ask questions through an operator-assisted conference line. The telephone number may be obtained from contacts listed at bottom.When:   October 30, 20129:30 a.m. - arrival and coffee10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - ForumWhere: Scotia Plaza, 40 King Street West, TorontoMcLeod Room, 63rd floor(Take elevators from the concourse level)Who: Sue Graham Parker: Senior Vice President, Public, Corporate & Government Affairs, Scotiabank Warren Jestin: Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank Ross Anderson: Vice President, Government Communications, Policy & Research, Scotiabank Gary Rabbior: President, Canadian Foundation for Economic EducationSOURCE: ScotiabankFor further information: For more information, to receive the the dial- in telephone number or to RSVP, please contact: Diana Hart, Scotiabank Media Communications, , 416-866-7238 Deborah Clark, Scotiabank Media Communications,, 416-933-0646