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Civic Leaders Poised to Advance Transportation Debate at CivicAction Forum: Our Region, Our Move

Toronto, ON April 16, 2013 – CivicAction will kick off the next phase of its Your32 regional transportation campaign tomorrow at the CivicAction Forum: Our Region, Our Move. The event brings together 300 Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) business, government, labour, academic, and community leaders for a day of discussion and action on transportation investment in the GTHA.

Delegates attending the CivicAction Forum will deliver feedback to Metrolinx and to governments on a number of fronts, including what it will take to earn the public’s trust, and how to maximize the impact and benefits of transportation expansion in the GTHA.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne begins the day with an address on transportation and priorities for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Speakers and moderators represent leading voices in Canada and internationally on urban affairs.

What: CivicAction Forum: Our Region, Our Move
When: Wednesday, April 17th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Allstream Centre, 105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto ON

Who

  • Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
  • Greater Toronto Area Mayors
  • Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner and Executive Director, City of Toronto
  • Rob Prichard, Chair, Metrolinx
  • John Tory, Chair, and Mitzie Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, CivicAction

Key Events:

9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Opening Keynote by Premier Wynne
9:35 a.m. to 10:00 a.m, Jan Sturesson, PwC (Sweden), “Cities of Opportunity”
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Greater Toronto Area Mayors Panel
12:15 p.m. to 12:25 p.m., Launch of Next Phase of Your32 Regional Transportation Campaign
1:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m., Regional Transportation Breakout Sessions
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rob Prichard, Metrolinx, Response to Delegates’ Feedback

For the complete agenda and the list of speakers, visit www.ca.cmohr.ca/forum.

Media are invited to attend all or part of the Forum. To RSVP, please contact Maggie Fairs at mfairs@national.ca or 416-848-1419 (office) or 647-449-2080 (cell).