Municipal leaders from across Canada will meet in Ottawa Feb. 4-7 at FCM’s Sustainable Communities National Conference and Trade Show.
More than 600 participants will discuss best practices in community projects and exchange advice on how to create sustainable communities. In doing so, they will build on the vast amount of innovation and initiative they are using in the environmental, economic and social spheres of their communities.
The conference will also focus on the proposed municipal New Deal, with its emphasis on finding new ways for governments to work together to build sustainable communities.
Speakers include: Dr. David Suzuki; Dr. Karl-Henrik Robert of the Natural Step; the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment; Jack Layton, Federal NDP Leader; the Honourable John Godfrey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on cities; Michael Harcourt, Chair of the special Privy Council Office committee on cities; and the Honourable Andy Scott, Minister of State Infrastructure).
8:00-8:30 a.m. Opening Plenary
Ottawa Mayor Bob Chairelli
FCM President and Mayor of Gatineau, Quebec, Yves Ducharme
Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton
8:30-9:30 a.m. Dr. Karl-Henrik Robert: The Natural Step
11:00 a.m.-12:00 Dr. David Suzuki: The Urban Challenge: Reconnecting with Nature
8:00-9:00 a.m. Edwin Aquilina, Special Advisor to the Mayor, City of Ottawa, and member of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)
9:15-10:00 a.m. The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment
4:30-5:00 p.m. The Honourable Andy Scott, Minister of State (Infrastructure)
9:00-9:30 a.m. The Honourable John Godfrey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Cities
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Michael Harcourt, Chair of the special Privy Council Office committee on cities
For program details visit our web site at: http://kn.fcm.ca
For more information, contact Lucille Hodgins at 613 241-5221 x299 or Jon Kanellakos, 613-241-5221 x367