OTTAWA, March 22 /CNW Telbec/ - A new report by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) looking at Canada's fraying social safety net and the role of municipal governments will be released March 24, 2010, during a conference call at 11:00 a.m.
(All times Eastern Daylight Time).
FCM CEO Brock Carlton and technical staff will be on hand to brief media.
An embargoed version of the report entitled, "Mending Canada's Social Safety Net: The role of municipal governments," will be posted on FCM's website (www.fcm.ca) at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The final report will be posted to our website at 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
WHAT: Release and briefing, via conference call, of FCM's Report on
the social safety net and the role of municipal governments
WHEN: Report Posting on FCM website - March 24, 2010, 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
Release and Briefing - March 24 2010, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. (EDT)
WHO: Comment - FCM CEO Brock Carlton,
Technical Briefing - Michel Frojmovic, report author
HOW: To participate in the briefing, dial 1-866-219-7782 and provide
access code 682038 at the prompt.
NOTE: Please do not call in and put the line on hold. If you wish to
leave the call, please terminate the connection.
About the Quality of Life Reporting System (QOLRS)
Developed by FCM, the Quality of Life Reporting System (QOLRS) measures, monitors and reports on the quality of life on 24 Canadian urban municipalities:
1. Vancouver, British Columbia
2. Surrey, British Columbia
3. Calgary, Alberta
4. Edmonton, Alberta
5. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
6. Regina, Saskatchewan
7. Winnipeg, Manitoba
8. London, Ontario
9. Sudbury, Ontario
10. Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario
11. Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario
12. Hamilton, Ontario
13. Region of Halton, Ontario
14. Region of Peel, Ontario
15. Region of York, Ontario
16. Toronto, Ontario
17. Region of Durham, Ontario
18. Ottawa, Ontario
19. Gatineau, Québec
20. Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), Québec
21. Laval, Québec
22. Communauté métropolitaine de Québec (CMQ), Québec
23. Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
24. Windsor, Ontario
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901. With more than 1,775 members, FCM represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. Members include Canada's largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 18 provincial and territorial municipal associations.
SOURCE Federation of Canadian Municipalities
For further information: For further information: Eric Collard, (613) 907-6211 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org