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Applications Now Being Accepted for Student Employment Programs

March 24, 2015

The Department of Advanced Education and Skills is now accepting applications for this year’s summer student employment programs. Private employers and not-for-profit groups throughout the province are able to avail of a wage subsidy under these programs to help them hire post-secondary and high school students for the summer months.

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Multiculturalism Week Celebrated in Newfoundland and Labrador

March 18, 2015

In support of cultural diversity and understanding, Multiculturalism Week is being celebrated in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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New Inclusive Emergency Planning Resources Unveiled

March 18, 2015

The Provincial Government and the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities-Newfoundland and Labrador today unveiled two new emergency planning resources, including a planning guide and a personal information kit for persons with disabilities. These new resources are part of an emergency preparedness initiative undertaken by the coalition last year and supported financially by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Ministerial Statement - Premier Provides Update on Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

March 17, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in this Honourable House to provide an update on how the Provincial Government is strengthening the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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March 12 Marks Anniversary of Cougar Flight 491 Tragedy

March 12, 2015

The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today remembered the victims of Cougar Flight 491 that crashed off the province’s shores six years ago on March 12, 2009.

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Premier Reduces Size of Cabinet

March 12, 2015

The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced a decrease in the size of Cabinet and changes to ministerial assignments at a swearing-in ceremony at Government House.

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Provincial Government Proclaims March 8 to 14 First Annual Stigma Awareness Week

March 9, 2015

Joining with community partners CHANNAL and the Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Government is proclaiming March 8 to 14 as the first annual Provincial Stigma Awareness Week.

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Accessible Parking Education and Awareness Campaign Begins

March 4, 2015

An awareness campaign to provide guidelines to businesses and municipalities on accessible parking has been launched through a partnership between Service NL and the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador (the Coalition). The campaign includes brochures for business owners, pamphlets for accessible parking permit holders and presentations to various organizations such as building design and construction industries and municipalities. The campaign promotes education and awareness of the proper designation of accessible parking spaces, including the correct installation of signage, as well as the proper use of the accessible parking permit.

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Premier Attends World’s Largest Mining Convention and Trade Show

March 3, 2015

The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, focused on the long-term outlook of the provincial mining and mineral exploration sectors when he addressed approximately 300 people at an event in Toronto last night. The event, hosted by the Provincial Government and Mining Industry NL, was part of the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) international convention and trade show.

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Provincial Government to Implement Recommendations of the Independent Report on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

March 3, 2015

The Provincial Government will implement the recommendations contained within the ATIPPA Review Committee’s Independent Statutory Review of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is working to quickly develop an implementation plan. The committee conducted a comprehensive review, including examination of amendments made through Bill 29. The report is available at http://ope.gov.nl.ca/publications/index.html.

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