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Canada’s Big City Mayors meet in Ottawa to discuss the next Federal Budget (03/02/2016)

OTTAWA - This week, the mayors of Canada's largest cities will meet in Ottawa to discuss some of the most important issues facing Canadians and their families. This year's annual meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Big City Mayors Caucus (BCMC) will focus on two significant topics, the upcoming Federal Budget and climate change.

During the two-day gathering, the BCMC delegates will meet with six key Federal Cabinet Ministers. They will discuss the crucial partnership between all orders of government in tackling those issues as well as the numerous opportunities that currently exist to work together to improve the economy, protect the environment, show Canadian leadership in the Syrian refugee crisis, and improve quality of life for all Canadians. .

Delegates will also hold a private meeting with the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, on Parliament Hill Friday morning. This will be followed by a media availability (see details below)

Event: FCM's Big City Mayors Caucus meeting
Date: Thursday, February 4, and Friday, February 5, 2016
Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre, 102 Lyon Street N., Ottawa, ON
Time: Daily as of 09:30


Thursday February 4, 2016

What: News conference
Time: 4:45 p.m.
Who: The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Communities
Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre Press room

Friday February 5, 2016

What: News conference
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Who: The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau joined by BCMC delegates
Location: Foyer, Centre Block, Parliament Hill

Please note that accreditation will be required to enter the Parliament Buildings for this event.

What: BCMC wrap-up News Conference (To be confirmed)
Time: TBD

Interviews and other media availabilities

Please note that all BCMC meetings will be closed to the media. Photo opportunities will be provided at the start of each meeting.
Scrums with Federal Ministers will be organized based on time restraints.

To arrange interviews, please contact:
Shawn Lyons, Media Relations Advisor, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Page Updated: 03/02/2016