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

    OTTAWA, Feb. 14 /CNW Telbec/ -

    What:  Fifth national conference on sustainable community development,
           attracting over 575 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:

    Thursday, February 14

    8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.    Opening ceremony, Government Conference Centre
                             - Brock Carlton, Chief Executive Officer,
                               Federation of Canadian Municipalities
                             - Hon. Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport,
                               Infrastructure and Communities
                             - Berry Vrbanovic, Councillor, City of Kitchener
                               and FCM Vice-President at Large
                             - Karen Leibovici, Councillor, City of Edmonton
                               and Chair of Green Municipal Fund Council
                             - Rod Bryden, President and Chief Executive
                               Officer, Plasco Energy Group

    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   Keynote address, Government Conference Centre
                             Sheila Watt-Cloutier, advocate on Arctic climate
                             change, Nobel Peace Prize nominee

    12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Plenary Address, Drawing Room, Fairmont Chateau
                             Elizabeth May, Leader, Green Party of Canada

    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.    Your municipal government and the carbon market,
                             Burgundy Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier

    5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.    Plenary address, Government Conference Centre
                             Hon. Jack Layton, Leader, New Democratic Party
                             of Canada
                             Media availability: 5:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

    6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.    Parliament Hill reception

    Friday, February 15

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

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

    Saturday, February 16

    11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Plenary address, Government Conference Centre
                             Hon. Gilles Duceppe, Leader, Bloc Québecois

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

    Media Access: All media are asked to report to the media support room
                  (Frobisher Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 613-907-6211) 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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