Media Advisory: BMO CEO Tony Comper To Address Legal Community at Combating Hatred Conference

TORONTO, November 7, 2005 Tony Comper, Founder of Fighting Antisemitism Together (FAST), and President and Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group, will speak out against antisemitism in Canada when he addresses the upcoming conference: STRATEGIES FOR COMBATING HATRED IN THE 21STCENTURY: OUR CANADIAN LEGAL COMMUNITY RESPONDS

When: Monday, November 7
Speech at 7pm EST
Where: Convocation Hall
Osgoode Hall
130 Queen Street West, Toronto
(East door up laneway from Queen Street facing City Hall)

About FAST
Under the banner of Fighting Antisemitism Together, FAST is a vigorous, new offensive that was founded by Mr. Comper and his wife Elizabeth to combat antisemitism in Canada and that is dedicated to the safety and well-being of every Jewish child in Canada. FAST is funded and driven by a coalition of non-Jews, many of them leaders in the Canadian business community.

This coalition of corporate citizens and business leaders was founded in response to the fact that 2004 was the worst year in more than half a century for vicious anti-Jewish activity in this country.

– 30 –

Contact:

Ralph Marranca, Toronto, (416) 867-3996