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FCM’s Big City Mayors meet with federal ministers on the economy and climate change (18/10/2016)

Media Advisory

Mayors of Canada's big cities will meet with Minister of Finance Bill Morneau Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi.

These meetings come at a critical time as the federal government readies to release a significant fall economic update and looks to finalize key design decisions on Phase 2 of the $60 billion infrastructure program.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Big City Mayors' Caucus discussions will focus on how cities and the federal government can best partner to ensure lasting economic, social and environmental outcomes for Canadians.

Event: FCM Big City Mayors Caucus meeting
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Location: Westin Hotel, Ottawa
Time: 8:00 - 5:00 pm  

Media Availability (accredited media only)   
What: News conference
Time: 12:40 pm
Who: The Hon. Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Mayor Don Iveson, City of Edmonton and Chair of the Big City Mayors' Caucus, and Mayor Jim Watson, City of Ottawa
Location: Westin Hotel (Quebec Room)          

Please note that BCMC meeting are closed to the media. To arrange interviews with Big City Mayors, please contact: Pam Foster - Media Relations - Federation of Canadian Municipalities,, 613-907-6298  

Mayors in Attendance:
Don Iveson, Mayor, City of Edmonton, AB (BCMC Chair)
Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa, ON (City Host)
Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, Maire, la ville de Gatineau, QC
Mike Savage, Mayor, City of Halifax, NS
Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor, City of Kitchener, ON
Matt Brown, Mayor, City of London, ON
Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga, ON
Régis Labeaume, Maire, la ville de Québec, QC
Linda Hepner, Mayor, City of Surrey, BC
Dennis O'Keefe, Mayor, City of St. John's, NFL
John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto, ON
Drew Dilkens, Mayor, City of Windsor, ON

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