Media advisory - FCM to release National Action Plan on housing and homelessness in Vancouver Jan. 23

    OTTAWA, Jan. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Following on the release of its report on
affordable housing and homelessness last week, the Federation of Canadian
Municipalities (FCM) will release its National Action Plan on Housing and
Homelessness at a news conference Jan. 23 in Vancouver, B.C., at
10:15 a.m. PST.

    WHAT: Release of FCM National Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness

    WHEN: 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Jan. 23, 2008

    WHERE: Shaughnessy I Room, Mariott Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver

    The report will be released by the co-chairs of the FCM Big City Mayors'
Caucus working group on housing, Mayors Sam Sullivan of Vancouver and
Anne-Marie De Cicco-Best of London, Ont.. The mayors will be joined by FCM
President, Councillor Gord Steeves, and Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti of
Toronto, the co-chair of the Canadian Municipal Housing Action Network.
    A technical briefing for news media will take place from 9:15 a.m. to
10:15 a.m. PST, led by Steve Pomeroy, the report's author, and FCM staff in
the Shaughnessy II Room of the Mariott Pinnacle Hotel. The Action Plan will be
posted on the FCM website ( at 9:00 a.m. PST.
    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: Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395

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