Media advisory - Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) unveils Canada-wide report - A snapshot of shovel-ready municipal infrastructure projects



    OTTAWA, Jan. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities
(FCM) will unveil a Canada-wide report detailing a snapshot of shovel-ready
municipal infrastructure projects during a media teleconference call on
Wednesday, January 14.
    The media teleconference call will take place on Wednesday, January 14
from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. EST, with Jean Perrault, FCM President and Mayor of
Sherbrooke, Que. This teleconference will be preceded by a technical briefing
for media from 10:30 to 11:00, also by conference call, conducted by FCM
staff.
    One-on-one interviews can be arranged following the call.
    The report will be published at www.fcm.ca/en/infrastructure at 10:00
a.m. on Wednesday, January 14.
    The release of the shovel-ready municipal infrastructure projects leads
into the upcoming First Ministers' Meeting on Friday, January 16. In the midst
of an economic slowdown, FCM is calling for investments in infrastructure
projects as an effective stimulus to create jobs.

    
    FCM TECHNICAL BRIEFING
    ----------------------

    WHEN:  Wednesday, January 14, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. EST

    HOW:   Teleconference Dial-In:

           To participate in this briefing by phone, call 1-866-250-5144 (in
           Toronto, 416-849-6163). Reporters should advise the operator they
           wish to be connected to the Infrastructure teleconference. For
           assistance, dial Star 0.

           NOTE: Please terminate the connection when you leave the call.
           Please do not put the line on hold.

    FCM REPORT RELEASE: NATIONAL SNAPSHOT OF SHOVEL-READY PROJECTS
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    WHAT:  Conference call with FCM President Jean Perrault

    WHEN:  Wednesday, January 14, 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. EST

    HOW:   Teleconference Dial-In:

           To participate in this briefing by phone, call 1-866-250-5144 (in
           Toronto, 416-849-6163). Reporters should advise the operator they
           wish to be connected to the Infrastructure teleconference. For
           assistance, dial Star 0.

           NOTE: This is a listen-only, operator-assisted call as President
           Perrault delivers his opening statement. The operator will then
           advise media to press Star One on their telephone number pad to
           ask a question and will un-mute reporters one-by-one, in order of
           who pressed first, until all questions are covered.

           Please terminate the connection when you leave the call. Please do
           not put the line on hold.
    

    About Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM):

    FCM is the national voice of municipal governments, established in 1901,
representing the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters
that fall within federal jurisdiction. With more than 1,775 members
representing 90% of Canadians, FCM members include Canada's largest cities,
small urban and rural communities, and 18 provincial and territorial municipal
associations.




For further information:

For further information: or to arrange interviews: Maurice Gingues,
(613) 907-6395, mgingues@fcm.ca

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