Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Feb. 1

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Feb. 1

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The Canadian Press News Agenda for Feb. 1


EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Feb. 2 as of 9:15 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 800-268-8149


FREDERICTON -- Canadian Armed Forces experts and university scholars gather for the annual Gregg Centre Conference, to discuss the long-term historical and cultural aspects of the conflict in the Middle East and how it relates to defence and international security. Through Feb. 2. (University of New Brunswick Campus, Wu Conference Centre, 6 Duffie Drive)

HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia Parents for Teachers hold a media conference. (10 a.m. at Province House, South Lobby, main floor)

xy-SHUBENACADIE, N.S. -- Shubenacadie Sam emerges from his lair as part of Groundhog Day events. (7:30 a.m. at Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, 149 Creighton Rd.)


xy-MONTREAL -- A funeral service is held for three of the six men who were shot to death in a Quebec City mosque last Sunday. (1 p.m. at Maurice-Richard Arena )

MONTREAL -- Canadian dairy giant Saputo Inc. holds a conference call to discuss third-quarter results. Dial 1-800-698-0460 or go to for the webcast. (2:30 p.m.)

MONTREAL -- Resolute Forest Products Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results at 7:30 a.m. followed by a conference call at 9 a.m. Dial 1-877-223-4471 or go to for a link to the webcast.

MONTREAL -- Digital music distributor Stingray Digital Group Inc. releases third-quarter results prior to markets open followed by a conference call at 10 a.m. Dial 1-877-223-4471 or go to for the webcast.

QUEBEC CITY, Que. -- Premier Philippe Couillard's Liberal caucus holds a meeting. Through Feb. 3. (8:30 a.m. at National Assembly)


OTTAWA -- Daily question period in the House of Commons. (2:15 p.m. at House of Commons, Parliament Hill)

OTTAWA -- Friends of Canadian Broadcasting discuss ways to ensure the survival of Canadian media, panel discussion with Catherine Cano (CPAC), Edward Greenspon, (PPF), Susan Harada (Carleton University) and Jason Kee (Google). (8 a.m. at Rideau Club, 99 Bank St.)

OTTAWA -- Sentencing for former Royal Canadian Mint worker Leston Lawrence, who smuggled $165,000 in gold in his rectum. The Crown wants three years and the defence is asking for 18 months. (9 a.m. at Ottawa Courthouse, 161 Elgin St., Courtroom 12)

OTTAWA -- The Parliamentary Budget Officer posts a report entitled "Canada's New Infrastructure Plan: 1st Report to Parliament - Following the Money." (9 a.m. at

OTTAWA -- The Canadian Global Affairs Institute holds a panel discussion "Disaster Proofing Canada: Preparedness for Parliamentarians." (9 a.m. at Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington St.)

OTTAWA -- Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, Clark Soverville, Federation of Canadian Municipalities president provide an update on programs announced in Budget 2016. 10:30 a.m., technical briefing with the FCM follows (dial 1-855-353-9183, passcode 84759). (9:15 a.m. at Foyer, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)

OTTAWA -- Maxime Bernier, leadership candidate for the federal Conservative Party, holds a press conference to explain the need to reform the Canadian equalization program. (9:30 a.m. at Room 130-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)

OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court of Canada renders a decision in various leave to appeal applications. …

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