The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to announce its
Election 2008 Platform
OTTAWA, Sept. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities
(FCM), the national voice of municipal governments in Canada, will unveil its
Election 2008 Platform at a news conference led by FCM President Jean Perrault
at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008.
WHAT: FCM President Jean Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, will release
FCM's Election 2008 Platform to unveil key bread-and-butter
election issues and proposed solutions.
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept.18
WHERE: Charles Lynch Room, 130-S Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
To participate in the 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 FCM 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 unmute reporters one-by-one, in order of
who pressed first, until all questions are covered.
FCM represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program
matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. With more than 1,770 municipal
government members representing 90 per cent 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: Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395,