Media Advisory - Canada's municipal leaders to convene in Ottawa November
18-21, 2009

    Meeting of the National Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian
    Municipalities (FCM)

OTTAWA, Nov. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 100 municipal leaders and observers from across the country will meet to set a range of priorities important to Canadians when the National Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) convenes in Ottawa from November 18-21.

FCM's Board will be discussing the importance of maintaining investments in cities and communities as Canada emerges from the global recession. As well FCM's board will discuss long-term priorities in the areas of municipal infrastructure, public transit, affordable housing, protecting the environment, and strengthening rural communities.

    WHAT:   FCM National Board of Directors meeting

    WHEN:   November 18-21, 2009

    WHERE:  Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street, Ottawa

FCM Board and committee meetings are in-camera. Interviews can be coordinated with FCM's President, Members of FCM's executive, Chair of FCM's Big City Mayors' Caucus and by issue.

About FCM:

FCM is the national voice of municipal governments, established in 1901, representing the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. With more than 1,775 members representing 90% of Canadians, FCM members include Canada's largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 18 provincial and territorial municipal associations.

SOURCE Federation of Canadian Municipalities

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview: Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395, or

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