/R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Municipal sector to unveil key election issues/

    The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to announce its
    Election 2008 Platform

    OTTAWA, Sept. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities
(FCM), the national voice of municipal governments in Canada, will unveil its
Election 2008 Platform at a news conference led by FCM President Jean Perrault
at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008.

    WHAT:   FCM President Jean Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, will release
            FCM's Election 2008 Platform to unveil key bread-and-butter
            election issues and proposed solutions.

    WHEN:   11:00 a.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept.18

    WHERE:  Charles Lynch Room, 130-S Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

    Teleconference Dial-In:

            To participate in the briefing by phone, call 1-866-250-5144 (in
            Toronto, 416-849-6163). Reporters should advise the operator they
            wish to be connected to the FCM teleconference. For assistance,
            dial Star 0.

            NOTE: This is a listen-only, operator-assisted call as President
            Perrault delivers his opening statement. The operator will then
            advise media to press Star One on their telephone number pad to
            ask a question and will unmute reporters one-by-one, in order of
            who pressed first, until all questions are covered.

    FCM represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program
matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. With more than 1,770 municipal
government members representing 90 per cent of Canadians, FCM members include
Canada's largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 18 provincial
and territorial municipal associations.

For further information:

For further information: Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395,

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