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Lagarde Live

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19 October, 2012
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The CIC is proud to be hosting Christine Lagarde on the occasion of her first visit to Canada since assuming her position at the International Monetary Fund. We look forward to hearing her insights, fresh from the recent 2012 IMF and World Bank meetings in Tokyo.

Please join us for the live stream of the 2012 Globalist of the Year address at 7:45 pm on October 25th at OpenCanada.org. Governor Mark Carney will be making opening remarks, and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, will deliver the keynote address. After Mme. Lagarde’s speech, Amanda Lang, CBC’s Senior Business Correspondent will conduct a Q&A with Mme. Lagarde . We will be liveblogging and tweeting from the event. We invite you to follow #cicglobalist and tweet your questions for Mme. Lagarde to @TheCIC.

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