Media advisory - FCM and CUTA to release major survey on Canadians' attitudes toward rising gas prices Sept. 1

    Telephone briefing for reporters at 11:00 a.m. EDT

    OTTAWA, Aug. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities
(FCM) and the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) will release results
of a major survey on Canadians' attitudes toward rising gas prices on Sept. 1.
    The survey notably looked at the impact of rising gasoline prices on
household finances and transportation choices.
    FCM President Jean Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que., CUTA Chair Steve
New, Chief Operating Officer of BC Transit, and Timothy Wolstencroft of the
Strategic Counsel, which conducted the survey for FCM and CUTA, will brief
reporters by telephone at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
    The survey results will be posted on the FCM website ( at
10:00 a.m. EDT.
    President Perrault, Mr. New as well as Mr. Wolstencroft will be available
for interviews following the briefing.

    WHAT:  FCM and CUTA release results of survey on Canadians' attitudes
           toward rising gasoline prices

    WHEN:  Sept. 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. EDT

    HOW:   To participate in the briefing by phone, call 1-866-219-7782
           (in Toronto 416-507-1717), enter access code 313264 plus the pound
           key, and follow the prompts. For assistance, dial star 0.
           NOTE: Please do not call in and put the line on hold. If you leave
           the call, please terminate the connection.

For further information:

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

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