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October 6, 2005
City of Toronto hosts Metropolis 2005 conference on immigration
From October 17 to 21, the City of Toronto will host 1,000 international
delegates at the tenth annual Metropolis international conference.

The Metropolis Project is an international alliance of research and policy
organizations. Their annual conference creates a forum for business, academic,
and government decision-makers from around the world to discuss immigration and
integration issues. This year's conference will focus on bringing together
public, private and not-for-profit sectors to address challenges and
opportunities of diversity and immigration.

Presentations will include:

Diversity in Contemporary Cities: A Mayor's Perspective

David Miller Mayor, Toronto, Canada
Tjeerd Herrema, Deputy Mayor, Zeeburg, The Netherlands (To be
Marta Suplicy, Former Mayor, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Larry Campbell, Mayor, Vancouver, Canada
Hubert Julien-Laferriere, Mayor, District 9/ Lyon, France
Kent Andersson, Mayor, Malmo, Sweden
Teres Lindbergh, Vice-Mayor, Stockholm
Jim Hunt, First Vice-President, National League of Cities,
United States

Moderator: Ann Medina, Journalist, Canada

Globalization & Security: Do Borders Still Matter?

Mariam Abou Zahab, Centre d'études et de recherches internationales (CERI),
Institute of Political Studies, France
John Tirman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for
International Studies, United States
David Wright-Neville Monash University, Australia
Edna Keeble Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security, Public
Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Canada

Moderator: Demetrios Papademetriou, Migration Policy Institute, United States

Speakers also include The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor
General; the Honourable Mike Colle, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and
Culture; the Honourable Joseph Volpe, Canadian Minister of Citizenship and
Culture; and Gordon Nixon, President and CEO of RBC Financial Services.

The 2005 International Metropolis Conference will also examine how Toronto
residents live, play, and work in their communities and neighbourhoods.
Participants will take part in workshops held in Toronto neighbourhoods,
allowing them to experience firsthand Toronto's exemplary model of multilingual
and multicultural society.

For more information:

Media Accreditation available.

Media contact:

Cindy Bromley
Communications Manager



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