Media Advisory - Port Metro Vancouver and Port Cities to sign Engagement Framework

    VANCOUVER, June 11 /CNW/ - Port Metro Vancouver (Vancouver Fraser Port
Authority) and Metro Vancouver will sign a Preliminary Engagement Framework at
a Port Cities Conference which takes place tomorrow, June 12, 2008 at the
Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.
    The Chairs of the Port Metro Vancouver Board, Metro Vancouver, and Metro
Vancouver's Port Cities Committee will officially sign the Engagement
Framework at tomorrow's conference which runs from 10 - 4 PM. The framework
signifies a new commitment between Port Metro Vancouver and the 16 Lower
Mainland port cities to work closely on issues of shared interest.
    The Engagement Framework has been endorsed by all 16 port cities
identified in Port Metro Vancouver's Letters Patent, and by the Port's Board
of Directors.
    The signing will take place at:

    Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre
    999 Canada Place, Vancouver
    Parkview Terrace (2nd Floor)
    10 AM

    Metro Vancouver's Port Cities Committee was established in 2007 during
the amalgamation process as the Port Cities Taskforce. Effective January 2008,
this Task Force was renamed the Port Cities Committee and became a standing
committee of the Metro Vancouver (formerly GVRD) Board. Their role is to
engage in dialogue with the Port and senior governments to review and resolve
port related issues.
    On January first, after nearly one-hundred-and-fifty years of existing
separately, the Fraser River Port Authority, North Fraser Port Authority and
Vancouver Port Authority combined to become the Vancouver Fraser Port
Authority - and now Port Metro Vancouver. As one of the largest ports in North
America, the port's jurisdiction encompasses the combined land, water and
assets over more than 600 kilometres of shoreline bordering on sixteen

    Port Metro Vancouver is Canada's largest and most diversified port, 
trading more than $53 billion in goods with more than 120 trading economies
annually. Port activities generate 69,200 jobs across Canada with $4 billion
in Gross Domestic Product and $8.9 billion in economic output.

For further information:

For further information: Anne McMullin, Director, Corporate
Communications and Public Affairs, Port Metro Vancouver, telephone: (604)
665-9069, cellular: (778) 231-6978,; Bill
Morrell, Corporate Relations, Metro Vancouver, telephone: (604) 451-6107,
cellular: (604) 788-2821,

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