Reminder - FCM to release report on the social safety net and the role of
municipal governments

OTTAWA, March 24 /CNW Telbec/ - A new report by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) looking at Canada's fraying social safety net and the role of municipal governments will be released today, during a conference call at 11:00 a.m. (All times Eastern Daylight Time).

FCM CEO Brock Carlton and technical staff will be on hand to brief media.

An embargoed version of the report entitled, "Mending Canada's Social Safety Net: The role of municipal governments," will be posted on FCM's website ( at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The final report will be posted to our website at 11:00 a.m. (EDT)

    WHAT:  Release and briefing, via conference call, of FCM's Report on the
           social safety net and the role of municipal governments

    WHEN:  Report Posting on FCM website - 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
           Release and Briefing - 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. (EDT)

    WHO:   Comment - FCM CEO Brock Carlton,
           Technical Briefing - Michel Frojmovic, report author

    HOW:   To participate in the briefing, dial 1-866-219-7782 and provide
           access code 682038 at the prompt.

    NOTE:  Please do not call in and put the line on hold. If you wish to
           leave the call, please terminate the connection.

About the Quality of Life Reporting System (QOLRS)

Developed by FCM, the Quality of Life Reporting System (QOLRS) measures, monitors and reports on the quality of life on 24 Canadian urban municipalities:

    1.   Vancouver, British Columbia
    2.   Surrey, British Columbia
    3.   Calgary, Alberta
    4.   Edmonton, Alberta
    5.   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    6.   Regina, Saskatchewan
    7.   Winnipeg, Manitoba
    8.   London, Ontario
    9.   Sudbury, Ontario
    10.  Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario
    11.  Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario
    12.  Hamilton, Ontario
    13.  Region of Halton, Ontario
    14.  Region of Peel, Ontario
    15.  Region of York, Ontario
    16.  Toronto, Ontario
    17.  Region of Durham, Ontario
    18.  Kingston, Ontario
    19.  Ottawa, Ontario
    20.  Gatineau, Québec
    21.  Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), Québec
    22.  Laval, Québec
    23.  Communauté métropolitaine de Québec (CMQ), Québec
    24.  Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901. With more than 1,775 members, FCM represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. Members include Canada's largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 18 provincial and territorial municipal associations.

SOURCE Federation of Canadian Municipalities

For further information: For further information: Eric Collard, (613) 907-6211 or e-mail

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