Media Advisory - Federation of Canadian Municipalities - Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show 2008

    OTTAWA, Feb. 15 /CNW Telbec/ -

    What:   Fifth national conference on sustainable community development,
            attracting 600 municipal leaders from across Canada, leading
            speakers and experts.

    Where:  Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario
            Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario

    Program highlights:

            Friday, February 15

              8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Plenary address, Government Conference
                 Hon. Stéphane Dion, Leader, Liberal Party of Canada
                 Media availability: 9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

              9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote address, Government Conference
                 Larry Beasley, world-renowned urban planner

            Saturday, February 16

              11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Plenary address, Government Conference
                 Hon. Gilles Duceppe, Leader, Bloc Québecois Party
                 Media availability: 11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

              11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Closing keynote address
                 Adam Werbach, author, environmentalist and world expert on

    Media Access:  All media are asked to report to the media support room
                  (Frobisher Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 613-562-7078) to
                   collect a conference pass.  For security reasons,
                   identification or proof of assignment will be requested.

For further information:

For further information: Raymond Sullivan, Communications Manager, FCM
Centre for Sustainable Community Development, (613) 907-6294,; More information, including full program, schedule and
biographies of speakers and presenters available at

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