Ottawa — The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Big City Mayors' Caucus will be in Ottawa to meet cabinet ministers to discuss federal-municipal priorities. The City of Kitchener is part of the Big City Mayors’ Caucus, and Mayor Berry Vrbanovic will be attending this meeting. He will be available for interviews on Sunday, and throughout the day on Monday while at the meeting.

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019

8 a.m. FCM’s Big City Mayors' Caucus meeting opening

Ballroom, Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

Note for media:  

Closed to media

9:15 a.m. Meeting with The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada

Ballroom, Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

Notes for media:  

  • Open coverage for opening remarks
  • Media are asked to present themselves to the registration desk by the Drawing Room no later than 8:45 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Press conference with BCMC Chair Mayor Don Iveson, Mayor Valérie Plante and Mayor Jim Watson

Ballroom, Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

11:15 a.m. Meeting with The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P., Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. 

Ballroom, Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

Note for media:  

  • Closed to media

12 p.m. Meeting with The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade.

Ballroom, Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

Note for media:  

  • Closed to media

1 p.m. Meeting with The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance.

Ballroom, Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

Note for media:  

  • Closed to media

FCM’s Big City Mayors' Caucus is the voice of 22 of Canada's biggest cities. FCM is the national voice of municipal governments, with nearly 2,000 members representing more than 90 per cent of the Canadian population.