Media Advisory - FCM Opens its' 72nd Annual Conference and Municipal Expo(TM)



    The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade, to give
    opening address

    OTTAWA, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities
(FCM) opens its' 72nd Annual Conference and Municipal Expo(TM) today, with a
keynote address by the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International
Trade. More than 1,750 delegates are scheduled to attend the opening
ceremonies of the conference, with a theme of Partnering for Success, in
Whistler, BC.
    The Opening Ceremony and Plenary will take place from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
in the Sea to Sky Ballroom of the TELUS Whistler Conference Centre (TWCC). The
following speakers will address the delegates during the opening ceremonies:

    FCM president Jean Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que.
    Mayor Ken Melamed, Resort Municipality of Whistler
    The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade
    Paul Melia, CEO, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES)
    Moya Greene, President and CEO, Canada Post

    Following the Opening Ceremony and Plenary, Mayor Perrault will be
available to take questions from the media in the Wedgemount Room of the TWCC.
    From 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., seminars on brownfield remediation and
pandemic planning will be accessible to the media (various locations in the
TWCC).
    At 1:00 p.m., the Honourable Jack Layton, M.P., Leader, New Democratic
Party of Canada, will give a keynote plenary address. Media availability of
Mr. Layton and FCM President, Mayor Perrault to follow in the Media Room at
2:15 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 keynote addresses by Mr. Day and Mr. Layton will be available
    via a live audio cast online at cnw.ca. Media availability will be
    accessible to media via cnw.ca and a teleconference.
    Teleconference: 1-866-249-1964
    Direct URL:   
http://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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