je vois mtl

Montréal (19 novembre 2014) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that its project, Greater Montréal Reads to Kids,was presented and signed as a commitment to "I See Montréal" (je vois mtl), the event held on November 17, at which leaders of the Montréal community met to reflect on changing their collective mind-set, so as to restore pride in the metropolis and give new momentum to Montréal and its economy.

"I am delighted that BLG has been a partner of 'I See Montréal' and a participant in this event, proposing one concrete action. BLG is the only law firm to have signed off on a commitment last Monday", declared John Murphy, BLG's Regional Managing Partner.

Since 2003, the BLG Reads to Kids program has supported literacy programs for children across Canada. More than 300 professionals and employees of BLG now regularly read to children attending schools in less privileged areas. One of the objectives of the program is to inspire children and convey to them a love of reading. Through the program presented last Monday, BLG is committing itself to promoting "Reads to Kids" within Montréal's business community, in order to motivate other business organizations to join its program. BLG is committed to doubling the number of Montréal area schoolchildren who will be read to in the coming years and to quadruple that number in the next five years.

"As a Montréal resident and a father, I benefit from helping men and women who are working to find solutions for our city today and tomorrow", said Carl Blanchette, a BLG employee at "I See Montréal".

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.

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