Media Advisory - FCM delegates to vote on trade and procurement resolution at 72nd Annual Conference and Municipal Expo(TM) - Minister of International Cooperation to address FCM delegates



    WHISTLER, BC, June 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Delegates at day two of the
Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) 72nd Annual Conference and
Municipal ExpoTM will vote on resolutions submitted by various members,
including a resolution concerning municipal procurement and international
trade tabled by the Municipality of Halton Hills, Ont.
    The resolutions plenary vote will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the Sea to Sky
Ballroom of the TELUS Whistler Conference Centre (TWCC).
    Immediately following the plenary, at 9:30 a.m., FCM President Jean
Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que., and the sponsors of the resolution will
be available to take questions from the media in the Wedgemount Room of the
TWCC and via teleconference (details below).
    Throughout the day, delegates will attend FCM's standing committee policy
forums to discuss policy direction and priorities for the coming year related
to the following key issues:

    
      -  From 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.: Environmental Issues and Sustainable
         Development; Municipal Finance and Intergovernmental Arrangements;
         Social-Economic Development;
      -  From 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.: Municipal Infrastructure and Transportation
         Policy; Community Safety and Crime Prevention; International
         Relations; and
      -  From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Rural, Increasing Women's Participation in
         Municipal Government, and Northern and Remote.
    

    Please consult the conference program available at
http://www.fcm.ca/english/view.asp?x=1015 for locations. Note that the
resolutions plenary vote and all above mentioned sessions are open to media.
    The afternoon will feature a Media Panel, at which members of the media
will discuss the recession, the election and the cities and communities
agenda. The session is scheduled from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m., in the Sea to Sky
Ballroom of the TWCC. Panellists will include Frances Bula, a freelance
writer/blogger and contributor to the Globe and Mail, and Bruce Campion-Smith,
Ottawa Bureau Chief of the Toronto Star.
    The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, M.P., Minister of International
Cooperation, will address delegates at FCM's Standing Committee on
International Relations, at 2:15 p.m., and will be available to media at 4:15
p.m.

    Media Registration

    The Media Room is located in the Wedgemount Room TELUS Whistler
Conference Centre. Please note that professional identification or an
assignment letter will be required to obtain accreditation.

    Note: Daily summary media advisory to be disseminated via CNW and fcm.ca

    Note: The media availability of Mayor Perrault will be accessible via a
    live audio cast online at cnw.ca and a teleconference.
    Teleconference: 1-866-249-1964
    Direct URL:
    www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2696100

    Please note that all times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

    About FCM:

    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.




For further information:

For further information: Jocelyn Sweet, (613) 907-6395, jsweet@fcm.ca

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