Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for April 30

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press News Agenda for April 30

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The Canadian Press News Agenda for April 30


EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for April 30 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 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 _ Zach Churchill, minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, announces the School Capital Plan. Technical briefing at 11 a.m. followed by the announcement at 11:30 a.m. For conference call details, contact Heather Fairbairn (902-717-2151, (Media Room, One Government Place, 1700 Granville St.)


CHICOUTIMI, Que. _ National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier announces CED funding for Laboratoire PhytoChemia, one of the few Canadian businesses that specialize in the analysis of plant-based products. (1 p.m. at Laboratoire PhytoChemia, 628 Du Saguenay West Boulevard)

MONTREAL _ Cascades CEO Mario Plourde speaks to the Canadian Club of Montreal. (12 p.m. at Hotel Bonaventure, 900 rue de La Gauchetiere)

MONTREAL _ Air Canada discusses first-quarter results (8:30 a.m., 1-800-478-9326, webcast:; at 10:30 a.m., it will hold its annual meeting. To sign up for the webcast, go to

SAGUENAY, Que. _ National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier announces CED funding for five local businesses. (10:30 a.m. at PCP Aluminium, 905 De l'Innovation)


OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the industrial product and raw materials prices indexes for March and provincial and territorial cannabis economic accounts for 2017. (8:30 a.m. at

OTTAWA _ Susie Grynol, president, Hotel Association of Canada, holds a press conference to call on the government to take action to address tax avoidance in the digital economy (Airbnb). (10:30 a.m. at Room 130-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)

OTTAWA _ Bill C-45, Cannabis Act is discussed at Senate social affairs committee. Michael Bourque, Canadian Real Estate Association, and Jonathan Page, Anandia Labs, appear at committee. (2 p.m. at Room 160-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)

OTTAWA _ Senate defence committee hears witnesses on sexual harassment and violence in defence and security institutions. (3 p.m. at Room 2, Victoria Building, 140 Wellington St.)

OTTAWA _ Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi appears at Commons committee with department officials on infrastructure projects and investing in Canada Plan. (3:30 p.m. at Room 253-D, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)

OTTAWA _ Commons finance committee hears witnesses on Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provision of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018, and other measures. 3:30 p.m., Hassan Yussuff, Canadian Labour Congress; 5 p.m., Mark Janson, CUPE are among the witnesses. (3:30 p.m. at Room 415, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks St.)

OTTAWA _ Finance Minister Bill Morneau appears at Commons status of women committee with department officials on the effect of Budget 2018 on women and girls in Canada. (4 p.m. at Room 237-C, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)

GATINEAU, Que. _ The CRTC holds a public hearing to consider applications to renew the licences of The Weather Network/Meteomedia, TV5/Unis, APTN and Canal M. (9 a.m. at Conference Centre, Phase IV, 140 Promenade du Portage, Outaouais Room)


BURLINGTON, Ont. _ MP Karina Gould, MPP Eleanor McMahon and Metrolinx COO Greg Percy make an infrastructure funding announcement. …

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