WINDSOR, ON, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - This morning, Raymond Louie, FCM's
third vice-president, chair of the Green Municipal Fund Council and
councillor for the City of Vancouver, officially opened FCM's 2013
Sustainable Communities Trade Show in Windsor, ON. The national event
showcases the latest and greatest in green technology and services
available to municipalities from the trade show's 58 exhibitors.
"I am very proud to open our trade show," said Louie. "Our corporate
sponsors show the diverse and innovative products and services
available to municipalities searching for sustainable solutions. This
is the place to be!"
Joining Raymond Louie were representatives from the trade show's seven
corporate partners: the Cement Association of Canada, Data on the Spot,
FER-PAL, IBM, the Insurance Bureau of Canada, NAPA Auto Parts and Sun
"Our trade show is the place where municipal early adopters and
sustainable product and service providers can connect," said Louie. We
encourage all participants to talk about what they learn here so they
can make their communities as sustainable and as environmentally
friendly as possible."
Electric car test drive on inside track
For the first time at a national municipal event, some 400 mayors,
councillors, municipal staff, federal and provincial representatives,
as well as private sector and not-for-profit sustainability
professionals from around the country will have the chance to test
drive Mitsubishi all-electric car, the i-MiEV, on the 155-foot track
set up inside the Caesars Windsor trade show.
The fuel-efficient, affordable subcompact is gaining traction among
Canadian fleet operators, including municipalities. The City of
Vancouver has made its municipal fleet the greenest in Canada with 17
i-MiEV hatchbacks. The Quebec government, the City of Calgary, the City
of Toronto and BC's Saanich Police Department have also bought the
FCM's Sustainable Communities Conference runs from February 13 to 15 in
FCM has been the national voice of municipal governments since 1901. It
fosters the development of ustainable communities to improve quality of
life by promoting strong, effective, and accountable municipal
SOURCE: FEDERATION OF CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES
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