Media advisory - Canada's municipal leaders to convene in Victoria, B.C., March 4-7

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

    OTTAWA, Feb. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The National Board of Directors of the
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) will convene in Victoria from
March 4 - 7, 2009. More than 100 municipal leaders and observers from across
the country will meet to set FCM policies across a range of priorities
important to Canadians.

    WHAT:   FCM National Board of Directors meetings

    WHEN:   March 4 - 7, 2009

    WHERE:  Fairmont Empress Hotel
            721 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

    FCM Board and committee meetings are in-camera. Interviews can be
coordinated with FCM's President, members of the FCM Executive, Chair of FCM's
Big City Mayors' Caucus and by issue - infrastructure, policing, transit,
affordable housing, rural/urban, Canada's north, etc.

    About the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (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

For further information:

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

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