REMINDER - Media Advisory - FCM Big City Mayors' Caucus meets Feb. 8 in Ottawa

    OTTAWA, Feb. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Mayors from Canada's largest cities will
meet in Ottawa Feb. 8 to discuss priorities for the next federal budget.
    The mayors, members of FCM's Big City Mayors' Caucus (BCMC), will meet at
the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (all times
    The meeting, which is closed to news media, will be opened briefly to
cameras (no microphones) at 9:15 a.m. The mayors will meet reporters as a
group from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the hotel's MacDonald Room on the

    - WHAT:  FCM Big City Mayors' Caucus meets in Ottawa

    - WHEN:  Feb. 8, 2008

             - Meeting: 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (closed)

             - Photo-op: 9:15 a.m. in the Drawing Room,
               Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel

             - News conference: 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the MacDonald
               Room on the mezzanine

    - WHERE: Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, One Rideau Street, Ottawa

    Members of the Big City Mayors' Caucus may be found on the FCM website at

    The following members of the Caucus have confirmed their attendance,
circumstances permitting:

    Surrey, Her Worship Mayor Dianne Watts
    Calgary, His Worship Mayor David Bronconnier
    Edmonton, His Worship Mayor Stephen Mandel
    Regina, His Worship Mayor Pat Fiacco
    Saskatoon, His Worship Mayor Don Atchison
    Kitchener, His Worship Mayor Carl Zehr
    London, Her Worship Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best
    Windsor, His Worship Mayor Eddie Francis
    Hamilton, His Worship Mayor Fred Eisenberger
    Ottawa, His Worship Mayor Larry O'Brien
    Gatineau, Maire Marc Bureau
    Montréal, Maire Gérald Tremblay
    Halifax, His Worship Mayor Peter J. Kelly
    St. John's, His Worship Mayor Andy Wells

    The following will be participating in the meeting
    (not the news conference) by telephone:

    Vancouver, His Worship Mayor Sam Sullivan
    Toronto, His Worship Mayor David Miller

For further information:

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

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