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Mayors of Canada’s biggest cities gather in Toronto for Big Cities Summit (03/02/2015)

OTTAWA, ON - Nineteen mayors of this country's biggest cities will come together February 5 in Toronto to hammer out solutions to Canada's economic challenges. With a federal election on the horizon, the Big Cities Summit places cities at the centre of the national discussion about Canada's future.

"At a time when Canada is facing economic uncertainty, the Big City Mayors' Summit is an exciting opportunity to envision and highlight how our cities can provide a path to stable, long-term economic growth and prosperity," said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Big City Mayors' Caucus.  

The mayors will host a roundtable on cities with leaders in business, labour and economics. Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank Group, Paul Moist, President Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ailish Campbell, Vice President Policy, Canadian Council of Chief Executives and Don Drummond, Advisory Board Member, Eco-Fiscal Commission of Canada will join the mayors in a discussion that points the way to better jobs, a more resilient economy and improved quality of life for all Canadians through our cities.  

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is the national voice of municipal government representing 90 per cent of Canada's municipal population.

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time:  8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: St. Andrews Club and Convention Centre,
150 King Street West, 27th Floor,
Toronto, Ontario  
Photo opportunity: 11:45 a.m.
Media availability: 12:15-12:30 p.m.  


Mayors attending:  
Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson
Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin
Halifax Mayor Mike Savage
Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger
Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic
Laval Mayor Marc Demers
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson
Regina Mayor Michael Fougere
Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison
St John's Mayor Dennis O'Keefe
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner
Toronto Mayor John Tory
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson (caucus chair)
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens 
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman   

For more information, please contact:

Neil Morrison, Senior Media Relations Strategist, 613-907-6241





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