Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Oct. 3

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Oct. 3

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The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Oct. 3


EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Oct. 3 as of 3:02 a.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


HALIFAX -- An independent Nova Scotia human rights restorative board of inquiry begins in the case of Gordon Skinner v. Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund of Ontario. Skinner alleges that he was discriminated against because of a disability. (9 a.m. at Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Board of Inquiry Hearing Room, 305-5657 Spring Garden Rd.)

y-HALIFAX -- Mi'kmaq youth and elders will be honoured at a Treaty Day Awards ceremony. Speakers include: Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, Chief Sidney Peters, co-chair of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs, Deputy Premier Diana Whalen and Grand Keptin Andrew Denny, of the Mi'kmaq Ground Council. Go to for full details. (11:45 a.m. at Grand Ballroom, World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle St.)

HALIFAX -- CIBC senior economist Andrew Grantham gives his economic outlook for 2017 at a client event for CIBC Wood Gundy and Private Wealth clients. Grantham is available for interviews from 9-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water St.)

PETIT-DE-GRAT, N.S. -- Energy Minister Michel Samson makes a funding announcement for a sustainable transportation project. (1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Parish Hall, 56 Boudreauville Rd.)


x-MONTREAL -- Canada's environment ministers meet to discuss various topics. (A photo-op is scheduled for 3:50 p.m. in Salon Cartier A/B/C. A news conference in the same room will follow). (Chateau Champlain)

QUEBEC CITY, Que. -- Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston continue their stay at the Citadelle of Quebec. 1 p.m., he welcomes four new heads of diplomatic missions to Canada (Netherlands, Finland, Mali and Kosovo).


OTTAWA -- Migrant farm workers hold a news conference to demand permanent residency in Canada on the 50th anniversary of the Farmworker Program. Noon, migrant workers hold a demonstration at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 365 Laurier Ave., West. (9:30 a.m. at Room 130-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)

OTTAWA -- MP Michael McLeod holds a press conference to announce an Indigenous-led funding proposal. (9:30 a.m. at National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington St.)

OTTAWA -- NDP MPs Alistair MacGregor and Irene Mathyssen hold a press conference on an NDP motion to establish a National Seniors Strategy. (10 a.m. at Room 130-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)

OTTAWA -- Sen. Claude Carignan, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, holds a press conference to discuss legislation on dealing with the safety of Canadians. (11 a.m. at National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington St.)

OTTAWA -- Immigration Minister Michelle Rempel, and Western Economic Diversification critic, Matt Jeneroux, make an economic policy announcement. (11:15 a.m. at Foyer, House of Commons, Parliament Hill)

OTTAWA -- Finance Canada officials provide a background phone briefing on the upcoming G20 Finance Ministers meeting Oct. 6-8 in Washington. (4 p.m. at Dial 613-960-7526 or 1-877-413-4814. access code 7739728)

OTTAWA -- Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu launches Women's History Month at an event hosted by Status of Women Canada. (4 p.m. at Room 180-C, 1 Wellington St.)

OTTAWA -- The Commons status of women committee hears witnesses on violence against young women and girls in Canada. …

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