FCM Annual Conference highlights: Friday, May 28, 2010

OTTAWA, May 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) will host the first day of its 73rd Annual Conference and Municipal Expo(TM) in Toronto on Friday, May 28, 2010. The conference is the largest annual gathering of elected officials in Canada, with over 1,500 municipal leaders in attendance. This is the first year the conference has been held in the Greater Toronto Area since 1995.

The conference is an opportunity for federal leaders to outline their visions for the future of Canada's cities and communities. Seminars and panel discussions will be held on local and national issues.

    FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
    *All events will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel unless
    otherwise noted.

    8:45 am
    Mayor David Miller (Toronto) and FCM President Basil Stewart (Mayor,
    Summerside, P.E.I.)
    Opening Ceremonies
    Grand Ballroom

    9:00 am
    Mayor Gregor Robertson (Vancouver) and Lord Mayor Robert Doyle
    (Melbourne, AU)
    Panel: "Winning in the post-recession world: The role of cities and
    Grand Ballroom

    11:15 am
    The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
    Keynote Address
    Grand Ballroom West

    1:00 pm
    Mayors of Melbourne, Australia; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Mexico City
    Panel: "Leading Sustainability: An International Mayors' Panel"
    Grand Ballroom West

    5:30 pm
    The Honourable Michael Ignatieff, M.P., leader, Liberal Party of Canada
    Keynote Address
    Grand Ballroom West
    The full agenda for the 2010 conference is available online at

SOURCE Federation of Canadian Municipalities

For further information: For further information: Eric Collard, (613) 907-6395, ecollard@fcm.ca

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