Media Advisory - FCM to release results of opinion survey on municipal issues
in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Jan. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - FCM President and Mayor of Summerside, P.E.I., Basil Stewart will release the results of its public opinion survey on the importance of municipal issues on January 20 in Ottawa.

The survey will include regional, urban and rural breakdowns of data. This survey is the second to be published by FCM. The first survey was released April 11, 2008.

FCM President Basil Stewart will be accompanied by FCM CEO Brock Carlton. The president's remarks will be followed with a briefing by Timothy Woolstencroft of The Strategic Counsel, the polling company which conducted the survey for FCM.

Embargoed copies of the survey results and background material will be available in the briefing room, as well as on the FCM website, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The survey and related documents WILL BE UNDER EMBARGO until 11:00 a.m. January 20th (all times Eastern). Media from around the country will be able to participate in the media conference and release of the opinion poll results via teleconference.

    WHAT:   FCM President Basil Stewart, accompanied by FCM CEO,
            Brock Carlton, will release the results of FCM's second public
            opinion survey on municipal issues, followed by a briefing by
            Timothy Woolstencroft of The Strategic Counsel.

    WHEN:   News conference and release of Opinion Survey - January 20,
            11:00 a.m. EST
            Embargoed survey - posted on FCM website January 20,
            10:00 a.m. EST

    WHO:    Comments by - Basil Stewart, FCM President and Mayor of
            Summerside, PEI and Brock Carlton, FCM CEO
            Technical briefing - Timothy Woolstencroft of The Strategic

    WHERE:  In person - Burgundy Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa

            Via teleconference - Call 1-866-494-3746 (in Toronto and from
            overseas, 416-915-1196) then ask to join the FCM teleconference
            on the launch of FCM's opinion survey on municipal issues.

            NOTE: This is a listen-only, operator-assisted call during the
            briefing. The operator will then advise media to press *
            (star key) then 1 on their telephone number pad to ask a question
            and will un-mute reporters one-by-one, in order of who pressed
            first, until all questions are answered.

            Please do not call in and put the line on hold. If you wish to
            leave the call, please terminate the connection.

Following the briefing, President Stewart will answer reporters' questions. He will be available for one-on-one interviews until 1:30 p.m. Brock Carlton will also be available for interviews.


The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901. With 1,796 members, FCM represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. 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: Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395

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