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October 17, 2005
International conference on immigration launches today
  
Tonight, over 800 delegates, policy makers, researchers, academics, and
government decision-makers from more than 45 countries will launch the 10th
International Metropolis Conference at the Hockey Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. The
conference runs from Monday, October 17 to Friday, October 21.

This year's Welcome Reception marks the start of a week of dialogue amongst
some of the world's key thinkers on migration and diversity issues. Guest
speakers at the reception include Mayor David Miller and City of Toronto Poet
Laureate, Pier Giorgio Di Cicco.

The City of Toronto, together with the Government of Canada, Citizenship and
Immigration, is proud to host the 2005 Metropolis Conference, which
commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Metropolis Project, an international
network of research and policy organizations. This annual summit provides an
opportunity for comparative research and public policy development on
population migration, cultural diversity, and the challenges of immigrant
integration in cities around the world.

For more information on the 10th International Metropolis Conference visit
http://www.toronto.ca/metropolis.

Media Accreditation available. Visit the Press Room (704) at the Metro Toronto
Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.


Media contact:

Cindy Bromley
Communications Manager
City of Toronto
416-392-4993



 

 

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