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Municipalities from across Canada gather in Halifax for FCM’s Annual Conference (31/05/2018)

More than 2,000 mayors, councillors and other municipal representatives from across Canada are gathering in Halifax from May 31st to June 3rd for the Federation of Canadians Municipalities' (FCM) Annual Conference.

The theme for this year's Annual Conference, Tools for Tomorrow's Canada, is supported by programing designed to inspire attendees to explore and envision the new tools their communities will need to build Canada's future. 

The conference also welcomes keynote addresses from the leaders of every major federal political party, including the Prime Minister of Canada.

Friday, June 1, 2018
Halifax, Nova Scotia

8:00 a.m. Opening ceremonies for FCM's Annual Conference
Ballroom, Halifax Convention Centre

9:00 a.m. Keynote address by the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Ballroom, Halifax Convention Centre

9:30 a.m. President's Forum: New faces of leadership
A discussion between Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of Civic Action, Dr. Pamela Palmater, Chair of Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University and Jenny Gerbasi, FCM President.
Ballroom, Halifax Convention Centre

9:50 a.m. Meeting between the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, the Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and municipal leaders
Room 615, Halifax Convention Centre

11:00 a.m. Implementing Canada's Infrastructure plan in your community
A discussion with the Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern, Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin and Bill Karsten FCM 2nd  Vice President.
Argyle Suite, Halifax Convention Centre

Notes for media:

  • Media should arrive no later than 7:30 a.m. for morning keynote address
  • Open coverage of keynote
  • Photo opportunity of opening remarks of the 9:50 meeting
  • For media accreditation, please contact media@fcm.ca

3:00 p.m. Keynote address by the Hon. Andrew Sheer, Leader of Canada's Conservatives
Ballroom, Halifax Convention Centre
Media Availability following remarks

Notes for media:

  • Media allowed to set up 20 min before Mr. Sheer's keynote address
  • For media accreditation, please contact media@fcm.ca

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Halifax, Nova Scotia

9:00 a.m. Rural Plenary: New tools for rural innovation
A discussion between Dr. Sarah Breen, President of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation, Leon de Vreede, Town of Bridgewater, Dr. Guillaume Charbonneau, President of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Darice Carlson, Town of Hanley, and Vicki Blanchard, Municipality of Sioux Lookout.
Ballroom, Halifax Convention Centre

10:00 a.m. Keynote address by Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada
Ballroom, Halifax Convention Centre
Media Availability following remarks, Room 506

Notes for media:

  • Media should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. for the Rural Plenary
  • Media allowed to set up 20 min before Mr. Singh's keynote address
  • For media accreditation, please contact media@fcm.ca

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Halifax, Nova Scotia

10:45 a.m. Keynote address by Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Ballroom, Halifax Convention Centre

Notes for media:

  • Media allowed to set up 20 min before Ms. May's keynote address
  • For media accreditation, please contact media@fcm.ca

Note: all times are local

For more information, please contact: 

FCM Media Relations, (613) 907-6395, media@fcm.ca

Page Updated: 31/05/2018