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Great Lakes and St Lawrence Cities Initiative to sign Great Lakes Pact with Ontario at annual conference in Toronto

Monday, July 14th 2008 4:38:49pm

Media Advisory
Attention: News, Assignment and Environment Reporters and Editors

Mayors call on Federal government to reinvest in “Cities as the Solution” to advance Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Protection

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and Ontario to sign Great Lakes Pact at annual conference in Toronto



WHAT:

Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting & Conference – News
Conference / Media Teleconference with a photo and video opportunity during signing ceremony for
Great Lakes Memorandum of Cooperation Keynote addresses (see attached)

WHEN:

Thursday, July 17, 2008
(Signing ceremony at 1:00 p.m. EDT / News Conference and Media Teleconference at 1:20 p.m. EDT)

WHERE:

Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
(Signing ceremony in the Civic Ballroom with the News Conference / Media Teleconference in the City Hall Room)

SPEAKERS:

Toronto Mayor David Miller, Host Mayor & Founding Canadian Chair, GLSLCI
Thunder Bay Mayor Lynn Peterson, Chair, GLSLCI
The Honorable John Gerretsen, Ontario Minister of the Environment
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Founding U.S. Chair, GLSLCI
Member mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative


Contacts:  

Nicola Crawhall
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
On-site: 416-432-2739
Email: nicola.crawhall@sympatico.ca

Melissa Soline
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
On-site: 773-456-0948
Email: melissa.soline@glslcities.org


To join teleconference
: Dial 888-262-0101 about 5 to 10 minutes before the press conference is scheduled to begin.  Notify the operator that you are joining for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Press Conference.  You will be placed on hold until the press conference is started.


KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRENCE CITIES INITIATIVE
2008 ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING & CONFERENCE

TORONTO, ONTARIO
SHERATON CENTRE HOTEL

Thursday July 17, 2008


8:30 am:

Opening Remarks, Mayor David Miller
Keynote Address, the Honorable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario (via video feed)
Dominion Ballroom


12:40 pm:

Keynote Address, the Honorable John Gerretsen, Ontario Minister of Environment
Dominion Ballroom


Friday, July 18, 2008


8:30 am:

Keynote Address, Cameron Davis, President/CEO, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Dominion Ballroom


10:45 am:

Keynote Address: Mayor Richard M. Daley, City of Chicago
Dominion Ballroom


12:30 pm:

Awards Luncheon
Mayor Lynn Peterson, City of Thunder Bay
Mayor Bob Benedetti, Ville de Beaconsfield
Councillor Joanne Dies, Town of Ajax
Mayor Yves Levesque, Ville de Trois-Rivières
Civic Ballroom