Media Advisory - Today at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Conference in Calgary



    CALGARY, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - All events take place at the Calgary Telus
Convention Centre and the Calgary Hyatt Regency. All times listed are local.
Simultaneous interpretation is available at all events.

    8:00 a.m.: The Hon. Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport,
    Infrastructure and Communities, delivers the first keynote speech of the
    day. Rescheduled from Friday June 1 at 4:00 p.m.

    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Resolutions Plenary - Delegates debate a resolution to
    adopt the proposal by FCM's Big City Mayors' Caucus that the federal
    government share the equivalent of one cent of the GST with
    municipalities.
    Room: Hyatt Regency - Imperial Ballroom, 3rd Level

    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Municipal Expo(TM),
    Room: Telus Centre - Exhibit Hall (North Building)

    11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    Guest Speaker: Jack Layton, New Democratic Party Leader
    Room: Hyatt Regency - Imperial Ballroom, 3rd Level

    12:30 - 1:00 p.m.: Municipal Expo(TM) prize draw - Over $30,000 in prizes
    will be drawn.
    Room: Telus Centre, Exhibit Hall (North Building)

    1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
    Guest Speaker: The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources
    Room: Calgary Hyatt Regency - Imperial Ballroom, 3rd Level

    2:15 - 3:45 p.m.:
    The Social Economic Development Policy Forum examines how well-planned
    municipal infrastructure can help combat childhood obesity.
    Room: Telus Centre - MacLeod Hall C (South Building)

    4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    Community Safety and Crime Prevention
    This policy forum examines FCM's community safety and crime prevention
    policies, including the role municipalities play in promoting crime
    prevention through social development, pandemic and emergency planning.
    Speaker: Mark McLaughlin, President of the Crystal Meth Society of BC
    Room: Telus Centre - MacLeod Hall C (South Building)

    5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - FCM-CH2M HILL Sustainable Community Awards recognize
    award-winning communities for action that make their communities more
    sustainable.

    For more details, consult the full program on our website: www.fcm.ca




For further information:

For further information: Maurice Gingues, (613) 720-0545

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