Standard Life applauds Canadian government for its leadership in financial
TORONTO, April 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Standard Life Canada applauded
Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and the Federal government on the
appointment of Jane Rooney as Canada's first-ever Financial Literacy Leader.
"Minister Sorenson and the Federal government have demonstrated the bold
leadership that is required to increase financial literacy to help Canadians
look forward to their financial future with confidence and optimism," said
Charles Guay, president and CEO of Standard Life Canada.
Standard Life strongly believes that financial literacy is a critical issue
that must be tackled on many fronts. The company and its employees invest time
and money in a variety of financial literacy programs across the country such
as Junior Achievement of Canada, Académie du Trésor and Carrefour Jeunesse
About Standard Life Standard Life provides long-term savings, investment and
insurance solutions to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group
retirement and insurance plan members. It has 2,000 employees, and the main
operating subsidiaries in Canada are The Standard Life Assurance Company of
Canada and Standard Life Mutual Funds Ltd.
The Canadian operation of Standard Life plc, its parent company, is the
largest outside the United Kingdom. Headquartered in Scotland, Standard Life
plc has around six million customers worldwide and operates in the UK, Canada,
Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Standard Life plc had $429.7 billion in assets under administration, including
$48 billion in Canada, as at December 31, 2013.
SOURCE Standard Life
Standard Life, Anne-Julie Gratton, 514-499-7999 or 1-877-499-9555 ext. 8150,
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