Mayors of Canada's largest cities to meet in Toronto

OTTAWA, May 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Big City Mayors' Caucus (BCMC) of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) will meet on Toronto in Thursday, May 27, one day prior to the opening of FCM's annual conference.

The municipal leaders will be discussing major national issues including transportation, infrastructure, affordable housing, the green economy and the long-term economic viability of big cities. The BCMC, comprised of the mayors from Canada's 22 largest cities, often sets the tone for the entire conference.

    Date:      Thursday, May 27

    Times:     Photo opportunity: 8:30 a.m.
               Media conference: 1:30 p.m.

    Location:  Civic Ballroom North
               Sheraton Centre
               Toronto, ON

(xxx) To participate in the briefing remotely, dial 1-866-219-7782 and provide access code 313264 at the prompt.


    1.   Vancouver, His Worship Mayor Gregor Robertson
    2.   Surrey, (by conference call only) Her Worship Mayor Dianne Watts
    3.   Edmonton, His Worship Mayor Stephen Mandel
    4.   Regina, His Worship Mayor Pat Fiacco
    5.   Saskatoon, His Worship Mayor Don Atchison
    6.   Winnipeg, His Worship Mayor Sam Katz
    7.   Windsor, His Worship Mayor Eddie Francis
    8.   London, Her Worship Mayor Anne-Marie DeCicco-Best
    9.   Kitchener, His Worship Mayor Carl Zehr
    10.  Hamilton, His Worship Mayor Fred Eisenberger
    11.  Brampton, Her Worship Mayor Susan Fennell
    12.  Mississauga, Her Worship Mayor Hazel McCallion
    13.  Toronto, His Worship Mayor David Miller
    14.  Gatineau, Maire Marc Bureau
    15.  Montreal, Maire Gérald Tremblay
    16.  Quebec, Maire suppléant Michelle Morin-Doyle for Maire Régis
    17.  St. John's, His Worship Mayor Dennis O'Keefe
    18.  Halifax Regional Municipality, His Worship Mayor Peter J. Kelly

SOURCE Federation of Canadian Municipalities

For further information: For further information: Eric Collard, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, (613) 907-6395,

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