Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, March 7

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, March 7

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The Canadian Press News Agenda for March 7


EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Thursday, March 7 as of 3 p.m: 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):

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.


WASHINGTON _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall promotes the energy sector and pushes for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Through March 8.


BERESFORD, N.B. _ Premier David Alward makes economic development announcement. (1 p.m. at 718 Technologie St.)

PETIT-ROCHER, N.B. _ Premer David Alward make economic development announcement. (2 p.m. at 220 Principale St. (Route 134))

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. _ Participants from throughout Labrador participate in the Labrador Winter Games, which take place every three years. Through March 9.

DARTMOUTH, N.S. _ Education Minister Ramona Jennes makes announcement arouib e community use of schools. (1:30 p.m. at Caledonia Junior High School, 38 Caledonia Rd.)

x-HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia cabinet meeting. (8:30 a.m. at One Government Place, 1700 Granville St.)

x-HALIFAX _ The case of Steven Laffin, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Nadine Anne Taylor, is due in court. (1 p.m. at Nova Scotia Supreme Court)

HALIFAX _ The Canadian Forces Liaison Council presents awards to 14 Nova Scotian employers and educational institutions that have granted reservists time away from work and studies for military service. (5:30 p.m. at Government House, 1451 Barrington St.)

SYDNEY, N.S. _ The Cape Breton District Labour Council hosts a public forum on employment insurance cuts. (6:30 p.m. at Grand Lake Road Fire hall)

YARMOUTH, N.S. _ Nova Scotia MP Greg Kerr makes a funding announcement regarding an initiative in Yarmouth. (11 a.m. at Yarmouth Town Hall, 400 Main St.)


MIRABEL, Que. _ Bombardier will provide a program update on its CSeries aircraft. (10 a.m. at 3100 Henri-Fabre blvd)

MONTREAL _ Plastic and paper-based packaging products company Intertape Polymer Group Inc. holds a fourth-quarter and year-end earnings conference call. Dial 1-800-926-5093. Go to for the webcast. (10 a.m.)

MONTREAL _ A conference call with participants in the upcoming UFC 158 mixed martial arts event, including headliner Georges St-Pierre and UFC president Dana White. Dial 1-888-516-2435, passcode: 4699233. (3 p.m.)


xy-OTTAWA _ House of Commons question period. (2:15 p.m. at House of Commons, Parliament Hill)

OTTAWA _ Carleton University professor Paul Van Oorschot gives a talk on "Cybersecurity: Smartphones, Software, the Internet and You." (7:30 a.m. at Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau St., Colonel By entrance)

OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases building permits for January and the Canadian international merchandise trade figures for January. (8:30 a.m. at

OTTAWA _ Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt appears at Commons committee to discuss Main Estimates 2013-14 and Supplementary Estimates 2012-13 under Indian Affairs and Northern Development. (8:45 a.m. at Room C-110, 1 Wellington St.)

OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada renders a decision in the appeal of Antrim Truck Centre Ltd vs Queen (compensation for business damages) Background briefing at 9:15 a.m. (9:45 a.m. at Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington St.)

OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada renders judgment in various leave to appeal applications. (9:45 a.m. at Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington St. …

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