Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Aug. 28

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Aug. 28

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The Canadian Press News Agenda for Monday, Aug. 28

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EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Aug. 28 as of 2:58 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; 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

WORLD

SYDNEY -- Trials are scheduled to begin for Melina Roberge and Andre Tamine, two of the three Quebecers accused of trying to import a large amount of cocaine into Australia last year. (Courthouse)

ATLANTIC

MONCTON, N.B. -- Green Party Leader Elizabeth May addresses the Moncton Chamber of Commerce. Media availability follows at 1 p.m. (11:45 a.m. at Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown, 1005 rue Main St)

MONCTON, N.B. -- Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and New Brunswick Green Leader and MLA David Coon hold a town hall. (7 p.m. at Lions Community Centre, 473 St George St.)

SYDNEY, N.S. -- Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette makes a funding announcement for a sustainable transportation project, on behalf of Energy Minister Geoff MacLellan. (12 p.m. at Mayflower Mall, in front of Best Buy, 800 Grand Lake Road)

x-CHARLOTTETOWN -- New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers meet. (Prince Edward Island Convention Centre, 18 Queen Street)

QUEBEC

SHAWINIGAN, Que. -- The Coalition for Quebec's Future begins a two-day caucus meeting. (Leader Francois Legault holds a news conference at 3:30 p.m). (9:30 a.m. at Hotel Auberge Gouverneur)

OTTAWA

OTTAWA -- Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston welcome King Abdullah ll ibn Al Hussein of Jordan. 10 a.m., welcoming ceremony (Rideau Hall grounds, 1 Sussex Drive); 10:20 a.m., meeting and photo-op (Large Drawing Room).

ONTARIO

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. -- The city's former fire chief, Michael Figliola, appears in court charged with fraud, breach of trust and uttering a forged document.

x-TORONTO -- Rehab Dughmosh appears in court via video-link on assault and terror-related charges in an alleged attack at a Canadian Tire Store in Toronto. Judge expected to decide whether to order fitness assessment. (8:30 a.m. at 1911 Eglinton Ave. E., room No. 407)

TORONTO -- Patty Hajdu, minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, together with Toronto MP Adam Vaughan, announce how Ottawa is helping post-secondary students get new student work placements in their field of study. Media availability and photo-op follow. (8:45 a.m. at 555 Richmond St. W., Suite 800)

TORONTO -- The National Hockey League Players' Association hosts its ninth annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase, with 25 NHL prospects and rookies scheduled to attend. …

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