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Elyse Allan, President & CEO of GE Canada elected Chair of the Canadian Chamber

September 27, 2010

Gatineau, QC -- September 27, 2010. Elyse Allan, President and CEO of GE Canada from Mississauga, ON, was elected volunteer Chair of the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce for 2010-2011 at its Annual General Meeting in Gatineau today (biography attached).

"The Canadian Chamber's greatest strength has always been the power of the chamber network and the ability of 192,000 businesses to speak with one voice," said Elyse Allan, Chair of the Board of Directors. "As the most influential business association in Canada, the Canadian Chamber is the primary and vital link between business and the federal government.  We have a demonstrated impact on public policy and decision-making to the benefit of business and for all Canadians."

"Elyse Allan is a dynamic and committed executive who brings with her a wealth of experience in both business and the voluntary sector," said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. "She will be an outstanding Chair for the Canadian Chamber."

Elyse Allan is joined on the Canadian Chamber leadership team by:

Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Ottawa, Ontario

Robert Youden, First Vice Chair; Partner, Savarin Consulting, Quispamsis, New Brunswick

David Paterson, Second Vice Chair; Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Manulife Financial, Toronto, Ontario

Luc Reny, Third Vice Chair; Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, Power Corporation of Canada, Montreal, Quebec

John Jacobsen, Treasurer; President, Tower Group of Companies, Iqaluit, Nunavut

Shauneen Bruder, Immediate Past-Chair of the Board; Executive Vice President, Operations, RBC Financial Group, Canadian Banking, Toronto, Ontario

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