/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - FCM President to deliver an address - Developing concrete solutions to Canada's affordable housing and homelessness challenges/

    FCM President Jean Perrault to speak at a meeting of Provincial and
    Territorial Ministers

    OTTAWA, Oct. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities
(FCM) will meet with provincial and territorial ministers responsible for
housing and national housing stakeholders in Ottawa on October 8 - building on
the recent funding renewal of federal housing programs and to address the need
for long-term federal investment in affordable housing.
    FCM President Jean Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que., will identify
eight principles to guide intergovernmental efforts to address the challenges
of affordable housing and chronic homelessness across the country.

    WHAT:   Provincial and territorial housing ministers meet in Ottawa with
            representatives of national housing organizations and FCM.

    WHEN:   Oct. 8, 2008, 10:30 a.m. (EDT)

            10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
            Address by FCM President Jean Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que.
            (open to media)

    WHERE:  Multi-Purpose Room at the Foster Farm Community Centre, an Ottawa
            Community Housing facility, at 1065 Ramsey Crescent, Ottawa.

For further information:

For further information: or to coordinate an interview with FCM
President Jean Perrault, contact: Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395,

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