Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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The Canadian Press News Agenda for June 22


EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for June 22 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; World Desk 507-2165; 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 800-268-8149


FRANCE -- The 2016 UEFA European Soccer Championship continues. Hungary vs. Portugal and Iceland vs. Austria (both noon ET start times); Sweden vs. Belgium and Italy vs. Rep. of Ireland (both 3 p.m. ET start times).


SAINT ANDREWS, N.B. -- Final day of the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers' meeting. Co-chairs Dominic LeBlanc, minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Rick Doucet, New Brunswick Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, hold a joint press conference following the meeting (12:15 p.m., Carleton Rotunda - main floor). (Algonquin Hotel, 184 Adolphus Street)

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly makes a funding announcement about the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel. (11 a.m. at The Rooms, 3rd Floor Atrium, 9 Bonaventure Avenue)

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie.

x-HALIFAX -- Premier Stephen McNeil announces details of the provincial government's new investments in home care and home support. (12 p.m. at VON nursing clinic, 7075 Bayers Rd., Suite 100)

x-HALIFAX -- "Internet Black Widow" Melissa Ann Shepard is scheduled to return to court for a hearing on police allegations she violated terms of her release by accessing the Internet at the Halifax Central Library. (1:30 p.m. at Provincial court, Spring Garden Road)

HALIFAX -- Waterfront Development Corp. hosts two community engagement sessions to help shape a new place on the Halifax waterfront. (1 p.m. and 6 p.m.) (Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water St.)


MONTREAL -- The World Electric Vehicle symposium holds its conference to discuss progress on the electrification of vehicles, transportation. Speakers include Quebec premier and car industry representatives. Runs through June 22. Program at (9 a.m. at Palais de congres, 1001 place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)

MONTREAL -- A trial continues for Richard Henry Bain, who is charged with first-degree murder in the election-night attack in Montreal in September 2012. (9:30 a.m. at Courthouse)

y-MONTREAL -- Former baseball great Jackie Robinson's original contracts are on view. TV personality Larry King will be present as an ambassador for Collectors Cafe. (2 p.m. at City hall)


OTTAWA -- Statistics Canada releases the retail trade figures for April. (8:30 a.m. at

OTTAWA -- Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Carla Qualtrough makes an announcement on planned accessibility legislation. (9 a.m. at Plant Recreation Centre, 30 Somerset St., West)

OTTAWA -- Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi holds a press conference to discuss federal infrastructure commitments. (9:30 a.m. at National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington St.)

OTTAWA -- Christian Heritage Party Leader Rod Taylor holds a press conference to call on parliament to end judicial activism. (10:30 a.m. at Room 130-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)

OTTAWA -- Retired postal workers mobilize to defend their pension plans. (10:30 a.m. at CUPW National Office, 377 Bank St.)

OTTAWA -- Equal Voice Canada launches its Youth Engagement Strategy with the release of a new video featuring 11 women MPs offering their younger selves advice about leadership and opportunities to cultivate a career in Canadian politics. …

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