Media Advisory - Today at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference in Quebec City



    QUEBEC CITY, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - All events take place at the Quebec
City Convention Centre. All times listed are local. Simultaneous
interpretation is available at all events.
    Media representatives are required to register in the media room
(Room 201 C, Quebec City Convention Centre) to receive their conference badge.
Professional identification or an assignment letter will be required.

    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  - Traditional Quebec-style breakfast.
    Room: 400 A/C

    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Towards Equity and Efficiency in Policing - Using first-hand examples of
    the off-loading of federal policing responsibilities onto municipal
    stand-alone police forces, this panel will examine the structure and
    funding of policing in Canada, and how this has created systemic
    inefficiencies and inequities, and blurred accountabilities. Room: 200A

    Rural Economic Development: Developing Rural Canada's Brains and Brawn -
    In this seminar, an expert panel will discuss what rural Canada is and
    isn't, why rural Canada matters to all Canadians, and what role the
    federal government should play in rural development. Room: 200B

    Innovation in Waste - This session will provide participants with an
    easily understood overview of several leading waste-management
    technologies. Municipalities that have put these technologies into action
    will provide a first-hand account of their experiences. Room: 205

    The Future of Sports and Recreation Infrastructure in Canadian
    Communities - Many community and recreation facilities were built
    40 years ago as part of Canada's centennial and will soon require
    replacement. Today, there are tax incentives to boost the
    participation of Canadians in sports and recreation, and new federal
    funding programs support investment in this type of community
    infrastructure. Room: 301 A/B

    11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Closing Plenary - Keynote Address: The Hon. Lawrence Cannon, M. P.
    Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities/ Room: 200C

    For more information, consult the full program on our website:
    http://www.fcm.ca/CMFiles/finalprogram1OCQ-5212008-9081.pdf.




For further information:

For further information: Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395

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