/R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Mayors of Canada's largest cities meet in Whistler, B.C., June 4/

    OTTAWA, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The mayors of Canada's largest cities will
meet June 4, 2009, in Whistler, B.C., in advance of the Federation of Canadian
Municipalities (FCM) annual conference, June 5 - 8 at the Telus Whistler
Conference Centre.
    The mayors, members of FCM's Big City Mayors' Caucus, will meet at the
Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (all times local)
to discuss federal-municipal cooperation and protecting core investments in
cities following the recession.
    The meeting is closed to news media but a news conference is scheduled
for 11:30 a.m. Individual mayors may be available to meet reporters following
the meeting.

    WHAT:  FCM Big City Mayors' Caucus meeting and news conference

    WHEN:  Thursday, June 4, 2009
           News conference: 11:30 a.m. (PDT)

    WHERE: Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, B.C.
           News conference: Emerald Ballroom A

    WHO:   BCMC members attending the meeting follows.

    1. Vancouver, His Worship Mayor Gregor Robertson
    2. Surrey, Her Worship Mayor Dianne Watts
    3. Calgary, His Worship Mayor David Bronconnier
    4. Edmonton, (by conference call only) His Worship Mayor Stephen Mandel
    5. Regina, His Worship Mayor Pat Fiacco
    6. Saskatoon, His Worship Mayor Don Atchison
    7. Winnipeg, His Worship Mayor Sam Katz
    8. Windsor, Councillor Percy Hatfield for His Worship Mayor Eddie Francis
    9. London, Her Worship Mayor Anne-Marie DeCicco-Best
    10. Kitchener, His Worship Mayor Carl Zehr
    11. Hamilton, His Worship Mayor Fred Eisenberger
    12. Brampton, Her Worship Mayor Susan Fennell
    13. Mississauga, Her Worship Mayor Hazel McCallion
    14. Toronto, His Worship Mayor David Miller
    15. Ottawa, Councillor Marianne Wilkinson on behalf of Acting Mayor
        Michel Bellemare
    16. St. John's, His Worship Mayor Dennis O'Keefe
    17. Halifax Regional Municipality, His Worship Mayor Peter J. Kelly
    18. Montreal, Councillor Claude Dauphin for His Worship Gérald Tremblay

    TRANSPORTATION: Media shuttle available from Vancouver to Whistler and

    RSVP: Jocelyn Sweet, 613-907-6395

For further information:

For further information: Jocelyn Sweet, (613) 907-6395, jsweet@fcm.ca

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