FCM Annual Conference Highlights: Saturday, May 29, 2010

TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities will host the second day of its 73rd Annual Conference and Municipal ExpoTM in Toronto on Saturday, May 29, 2010. The conference is the largest annual gathering of elected officials in Canada, with over 1,500 municipal leaders scheduled to attend. 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.

SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010

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

8:00 am  
Resolutions will be considered on important national issues including transportation, infrastructure and affordable housing
Resolutions Plenary
Grand Ballroom West

11:15 am   
The Right Honourable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada, and the Honourable John Godfrey, former Liberal Minister of State (Infrastructure and Communities)
Panel: "Lessons from the New Deal"
Grand Ballroom West

1:00 pm
Former Olympic Champion Mark Tewksbury
Keynote Address: "From municipal pools to Olympic gold"
Grand Ballroom West

5:30 pm
FCM Awards of Excellence in Sustainability
Awards Reception
Grand Ballroom East

The full agenda for the 2010 conference is available online at href="http://www.fcm.ca/conferences/">www.fcm.ca/conferences/

SOURCE Federation of Canadian Municipalities

For further information: For further information:

Eric Collard, 613-907-6395, ecollard@fcm.ca

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