Media Advisory - FCM to release report on the cost to local taxpayers of Canada's outdated Telecommunications Act, june 18 in Toronto

    OTTAWA, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The cost to local taxpayers of Canada's
outdated telecommunications regime will be the focus of a report to be
released by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) on June 18 in
    The report will be released at 11:00 a.m. (all times Eastern) by Jean
Perrault, FCM President and Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que., at a news conference in
the Members' Lounge adjacent to City Council chambers, Toronto City Hall.
    FCM President Perrault will be accompanied by Councillor Howard Moscoe of
Toronto, FCM Board member and Chair of FCM's Telecommunications Subcommittee.
    A technical briefing for reporters will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the
large boardroom on the 14th Floor, East Tower, Toronto City Hall. The
technical briefing will be led by FCM Intergovernmental Relations Manager,
Gabriel Miller, supported by the following contributors to the report: Peter
Judd, City of Vancouver, and Professor Stéphane Emard-Chabot, University of
    Reporters may attend the briefing by telephone. Call 1-866-440-4486 (in
Toronto 416-343-4997), enter conference ID: 8170870# and follow the prompts.
For assistance, dial star 0. NOTE: Please do not put the call on hold;
instead, please use the mute/unmute feature--((*)) 6 and #6--of the conference
call facility. If you need to leave the call, please disconnect.
    Copies of the report will be posted on the FCM website at 11:00 a.m. and
will also be available in the briefing room.

    WHAT:     FCM President Jean Perrault, accompanied by Coucillor Howard
              Moscoe, releases a report on the cost to local taxpayers of
              Canada's outdated telecommunications regime

    WHEN:     June 18 - News conference at 11:00 a.m., Technical briefing
              at 10:00 a.m.

    WHERE:    News conference: Members' Lounge, adjacent to Council Chambers,
              Toronto City Hall
              Technical briefing: Large boardroom, 14th Floor, East Tower,
              Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

For further information:

For further information: Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395

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