/R E P E A T - Media Advisory - Municipalities unveil post-debate Campaign Report Card on crime/

    FCM Grades Political Parties on Safer Streets for Canadians

    EDMONTON, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities
(FCM), the national voice of municipal governments in Canada, will unveil a
post-debate Campaign Report Card on Friday in Edmonton that measures how
effectively each party's campaign promises will ensure safer streets for all
    The release of the Campaign Report Card for Safer Streets comes on the
heels of a letter sent by FCM to all federal party leaders requesting that
they answer four specific questions related to crime and safety.
    FCM President Jean Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que., will be joined by
Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel and Lloyd Bertschi, President of the Alberta
Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) and Mayor of Morinville, Alta.

    WHAT:    Canadian municipalities unveil a Campaign Report Card evaluating
             how campaign promises will result in safer streets for all

    WHO:     FCM President Jean Perrault
             Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel
             AUMA President Lloyd Bertschi

    WHEN:    October 3 2008, at 10:00 a.m. (MDT) (12 p.m. EDT).

    WHERE:   Shaw Conference Centre, Salon 5, Edmonton, Alta.

    Teleconference Dial-In:

          To participate in this 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 un-mute 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 1,760 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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