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June 17, 2008
Media Advisory - FCM to release report on the cost to local taxpayers of Canada's outdated Telecommunications Act, June 18 in Toronto
The following media advisory is being distributed on behalf of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

OTTAWA - The cost to local taxpayers of Canada's outdated telecommunications regime will be the focus of a report to be released by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) on June 18 in Toronto.

The report will be released at 11:00 a.m. (all times Eastern) by Jean Perrault, FCM President and Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que., at a news conference in the Members' Lounge adjacent to the City Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall.

FCM President Perrault will be accompanied by Councillor Howard Moscoe of Toronto, FCM Board member and Chair of FCM's Telecommunications Subcommittee.

A technical briefing for reporters will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the large boardroom on the 14th Floor, East Tower, Toronto City Hall. The technical briefing will be led by FCM Intergovernmental Relations Manager, Gabriel Miller, supported by the following contributors to the report: Peter Judd, City of Vancouver, and Professor Stéphane Emard-Chabot, University of Ottawa.

Reporters may attend the briefing by telephone. Call 1-866-440-4486 (in Toronto 416-343-4997), enter conference ID: 8170870# and follow the prompts. For assistance, dial star 0. NOTE: Please do not put the call on hold; instead, please use the mute/unmute feature--((*)) 6 and #6--of the conference call facility. If you need to leave the call, please disconnect.

Copies of the report will be posted on the FCM website at 11:00 a.m. and will also be available in the briefing room.

WHAT: FCM President Jean Perrault, accompanied by Councillor Howard Moscoe, releases a report on the cost to local taxpayers of Canada's outdated telecommunications regime

WHEN: June 18 - News conference at 11:00 a.m., Technical briefing at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: News conference: Members' Lounge, adjacent to Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Technical briefing: Large boardroom, 14th Floor, East Tower, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

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



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