Reminder - Media Advisory - FCM to Release Quality of Life Report on Affordable Housing and Homelessness Jan. 16

    OTTAWA, Jan. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Affordable housing and homelessness in
urban Canada is the focus of a Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
report to be released Jan. 16 at 12:00 noon (all times Eastern).
    The report, "Trends and Issues in Affordable Housing and Homelessness,"
is the fourth theme report in FCM's Quality of Life series. The report will be
posted on the FCM website ( at 11:00 a.m.
    A conference call to brief news media will take place from 12:00 to  
12:30 p.m. Brenda Hogg, Deputy Mayor of Richmond Hill, Ont., and chair of
FCM's Social and Economic Development Committee, will respond to questions.

    WHAT:    Release of FCM's Quality of Life report "Trends and Issues in
             Affordable Housing and Homelessness"

    WHEN:    Jan. 16, 2008, 12:00 noon EST

             Media briefing via conference call: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. EST

    HOW:     To participate in the briefing, call 1-866-219-7782 (in Toronto
             416-507-1717), enter access code 313264 plus the pound key, and
             follow the prompts. For assistance, dial star 0.

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

    Developed by FCM, the Quality of Life Reporting System (QOLRS) measures,
monitors and reports on the quality of life on 22 Canadian urban

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

For further information:

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

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