Media Advisory - Atlantic Mayors' Congress to meet in Halifax, April 15-16

Mayors to discuss new federal wastewater rules

HALIFAX, April 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Mayors from Atlantic Canada's largest municipalities will meet in Halifax, NS, April 15-16, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

The mayors, members of the Atlantic Mayors' Congress, will discuss pressing issues facing their communities, notably the cost to local property taxpayers of new federal wastewater regulations.

The meetings are closed to news media. A news conference is scheduled for April 15 at 3:30 p.m. Individual mayors are available upon request to meet reporters following the news conference.

    WHAT:     Atlantic Mayors' Congress meeting and news conference

    WHEN:     Meeting: April 15-16, 2010
              Media availability Mayor Kelly: April 15, 8:45 - 9:00
              (Pre-meeting photo-op with mayors)
              Mayors' news conference: April 15, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    WHERE:    Halifax City Hall
              1841 Argyle Street
              Halifax, NS

    WHO:      Members of the Atlantic Mayors Congress
              (see attached for list of members)

At the time of this release, the following members of the Atlantic Mayors' Congress have confirmed their attendance:

    Mayor Leo Abbass, Happy Valley - Goose Bay, NL
    Warden Ronnie Baillie, Pictou, NS
    Mayor Stephen Brunet, Bathurst, NB
    Mayor Gerry Cormier, Miramichi, NB
    Mayor Ivan Court, Saint John, NB
    Mayor Don Downe, Bridgewater, NS
    Mayor Claude Elliott, Gander, NL
    Mayor Woodrow French, Conception Bay South, NL
    Mayor David Hanson, Rexton, NB
    Mayor Al Hawkins, Grand Falls - Windsor, NL
    Mayor Peter Kelly, Halifax, NS
    Mayor Clifford Lee, Charlottetown, PEI
    Mayor John Leefe, Liverpool, NS
    Deputy Mayor Jim Locke, Mount Pearl, NL
    Mayor Bruce MacIntosh, Cambellton, NB
    Mayor Barrie MacMillan, New Glasgow, NS
    Mayor Bob Mills, Truro, NS
    Warden Peter Newton, Annapolis Royal, NS
    Warden John Patterson, Shubenacadie, NS
    Mayor Basil Stewart, Summerside, PEI
    Mayor Bob Taylor, Colchester County, NS
    Mayor Ralph Wiseman, Paradise, NL
    Mayor Brad S. Woodside, Fredericton, NB


For further information: For further information: Massimo Bergamini, (613) 290-5317

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