Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Friday, Aug. 17

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Friday, Aug. 17

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The Canadian Press News Agenda for Aug. 17


EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Friday, Aug. 17 as of 9 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local unless otherwise noted. Queries about these events and stories in The Canadian Press report should be directed to the departments listed below (all phone numbers 416 area code):

Main Desk (National News) 507-2150; Sports Desk 507-2154; Ontario Desk 507-2159; Photo Desk 507-2169; Specials Desk (Syndicated Copy) 507-2152; IT Desk (Technical Trouble) 507-2099 or 1-800-268-8149.


SAINT ANDREWS, N.B. _ New Brunswick Conservative MP John Williamson makes a funding announcement for Saint Andrews. (1:30 p.m. at Saint Andrews Wharf, 1 King St.)

SAINT JOHN, N.B. _ New Brunswick MPs Keith Ashfield and Rodney Weston visit the Port of Saint John. They will hold a media availability. (9 a.m. at Marco Polo Cruise Terminal, 111 Water St. )

SAINT JOHN, N.B. _ Media lawyer David Coles is expected to make arguments against redactions of information from search warrants in the investigation into the death of Richard Oland in July 2011. The lawyers will also discuss two remaining search warrants and related documents. (10 a.m. at City Hall, third floor, provincial court)

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. _ Bernard Valcourt, minister of State for la Francophonie, holds federal government consultations on official languages. A media availability will be held following the consultations. (10 a.m. at Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, 115 Cavendish Square)

BIBLE HILL, N.S. _ Nova Scotia MP Scott Armstrong to make funding announcement for TruLeaf Inc. (1 p.m. at The Perennia Centre, 173 Innovation Drive)

DEBERT, N.S. _ Nova Scotia MP Scott Armstrong to announce federal funding for the Pearl and Daisy Natural Soap Company. (10 a.m. at 475 MacElmon Road, Unit 5)

HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter to present Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee medals at the University of King's College. (1:30 p.m. at Prince Hall, 6350 Coburg Road)

PUGWASH, N.S. _ Delegates from nine countries attend a three-day workshop with the theme, "A secure world without nuclear weapons." (9 a.m. at Thinkers' Lodge, 247 Water St.)

YARMOUTH, N.S. _ Former Roman Catholic priest Albert LeBlanc is scheduled to be sentenced on his guilty plea for six counts of indecent assault of young boys; 44 other charges have been held in abeyance until the sentencing hearing. (Provincial Court)

CHARLOTTETOWN _ P.E.I. MP Gail Shea speaks at the opening ceremonies of the Royal Canadian Legion's 36th annual national youth track and field championships. (7:30 p.m. at University of Prince Edward Island, Alumni Canada Games Place, 550 University Ave. )



Liberal Leader Jean Charest makes an announcement (9 a.m., Manoir Montmorency, 2490 avenue Royale, Quebec City; meets farmer representatives (1:20 p.m., 5750 J.-B. Michaud, Levis); holds an event near Montreal (7 p.m., 360 Chemin de la Grande-Cote, Boisbriand)

x-MONTREAL _ Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec holds conference call to discuss its performance for the first half of 2012. (11 a.m.)

MONTREAL _ Francois Legault, leader of the Coalition for Quebec' Future, outlines how the party is going to finance its electoral promises. (11 a.m. at 4020 Saint-Ambroise)

MONTREAL _ NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair gives a speech as part of an event organized by the Institut du nouveau monde. (12:45 p.m. at Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Centre de design, 1440, Sanguinet)

SHERBROOKE, Que. _ Former Quebec Justice Minister Marc Bellemare announces whether he will run as an Independent in Liberal Leader Jean Charest's riding of Sherbrooke. (10 a.m. at Grand Hotel Times, Salle Grand Central, 1 beldevere Sud)



x-OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the consumer price index (inflation rate) for July. …

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