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Ottawa, August 24, 2015 — The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Mr. Guy Legault has joined its team as Chief Operating Officer.

Fully bilingual, Mr. Legault is a CGA, CPA by training and will bring a unique brand of management experience to the Canadian Chamber. He has a long and distinguished career in the management and administration of commercial and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Legault joins the Canadian Chamber from Engineers Canada where he was Vice-President, Business Development and Services. Prior to that, Mr. Legault was President and CEO of the Canadian Payments Association from 2003-2012. His academic credentials include a B.Sc. in industrial relations from the Université de Montreal and an MBA from the Université de Sherbrooke.

Mr. Legault is particularly experienced in association management. He holds a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the Canadian Society of Association Executives, where he currently serves as Vice-Chair. He has also served over the years as a volunteer and director in a number of other organizations, including the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, the New Edinburgh Community Alliance and the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT).

Mr. Legault’s appointment follows a comprehensive search process that saw a number of highly-qualified candidates apply for the position. His knowledge and experience will make him a welcome addition to the Canadian Chamber team, starting immediately.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the vital connection between business and the federal government. It helps shape public policy and decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families across Canada with a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions. Follow us on Twitter @CdnChamberofCom.

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G. Will Dubreuil
Director, Public Affairs and Media Relations
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce