Toronto, Ontario, November 16, 2012

Archived - Minister Menzies Leads Panel Discussion on Financial Literacy

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As part of a series of Financial Literacy Month events, the Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), today participated in a panel discussion moderated by Pat Foran and hosted by the Economic Club of Canada.

“Financial literacy gives people the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions,” said Minister Menzies. “The Harper Government is committed to enhancing the financial well-being of all Canadians by increasing awareness of financial literacy resources, and by strengthening consumer protection measures on issues as diverse as network-branded prepaid cards and credit agreements.”

Financial Literacy Month raises awareness of the importance of acquiring life skills that can allow Canadians to act knowledgeably and with confidence when managing their personal financial affairs.

The Economic Club of Canada is a national non-partisan organization that stages events across the country that bring audiences face-to-face with influential leaders. The panel moderator, Pat Foran, is CTV’s Consumer Reporter and has extensive experience in financial and consumer issues, including as a member of the Task Force on Financial Literacy.

More information on financial literacy can be found on the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s website.

For further information, media may contact:

Bram Sepers
Office of the Minister of State (Finance)

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance

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