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January 3
Premier to address St. John's Rotary, January 4

January 4
Premier announces appointment of Robert Jenkins as deputy minister of Education and Training

Premier releases information on proposed legislative changes for educational reform

January 5
House of Assembly to open January 29

January 18
Economic Recovery Commission - Young people from province to take part in Environmental Leadership Program in Costa Rica

January 24
House of Assembly will not open January 29 as previously scheduled

January 25
Swearing-in ceremony for Premier Tobin and his Cabinet, January 26

January 29
Premier Tobin to hold news conference, January 29

Election to be held February 22

January 30
Premier Tobin to hold news conference, Corner Brook, January 31

January 31
Centre for the Management of Sustainable Forest Ecosystems to be established at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women meet in Charlottetown


February 1
Initiatives announced to increase investment in silviculture and value-added forest products
Premier to address Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Convention, February 2, Gander

February 2
Federal/Provincial Economic Renewal Program to further develop tourism in province

February 5
Initiatives announced to develop and expand aquaculture in province

February 8
Details of Economic Renewal Program confirmed

February 9
Premier Tobin pays tribute to the late Robert S. Furlong, former Chief Justice of Newfoundland

February 16
Reservists from Newfoundland in Grand Falls-Windsor this weekend for McLoughlan Shooting Competition


March 11
Prime Minister of Ireland to visit St. John's

March 12
Swearing-in ceremony for Premier Tobin and Cabinet Thursday, March 14

March 14
New Cabinet sworn in

March 19
Speech from the Throne to be delivered March 20

March 22
Ministerial statement - Premier comments on appointment of James Gushue as Chief Justice of Newfoundland
Ministerial statement - Premier pays tribute to the late Katherine Murphy

March 25
Provincial Strategy Against Violence Team established
Lieutenant-Governor to present Long Service Medals, Exemplary Service Medals and Commission Scrolls, March 27

March 28
Premiers release Report of the Ministerial Council on Social Policy Reform and Renewal

March 29
Framework agreement signed with the Innu Nation of Labrador


April 8
Premier to present Juno award to the Irish Descendants in St. John's, April 9

April 9
Premier to meet with federal Labour Minister, April 10, St. John's

April 12
Premier to attend graduation ceremony for adult basic education students at Atlantic Construction Training Center
President of Treasury Board to meet with media, April 12
Finance minister says province looking into reported employment declines
Premier to take part in benefit hockey game in support of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, April 14

April 17
Premier and federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs to meet, April 18

April 23
Premier to meet with media in Ottawa, April 23

April 29
Newfoundland District, Land Force Atlantic Area - Lieutenant General J. M. Baril to visit St. John's, May 2

April 30
Premier comments on discussions with president of Labrador Inuit Association


May 1
Premier available to meet with media today

May 2
Release of poster - Keeping women at work safe

May 3
Conference of Atlantic Premiers - Premiers to meet May 10, Prince Edward Island
Itinerary for Lieutenant Governor, May 4 - 5

May 7
Premier calls upon federal government to proceed with approval of constitutional amendment on Term 17

May 9
Premier comments on statement by Mobil Oil and Chevron Canada regarding short list for trans-shipment terminal facility

May 12
Premier raises Labrador airport and highway with federal ministers in Ottawa

May 13
Conference of Atlantic Premiers - Atlantic Premiers meet to discuss regional cooperation
Conference of Atlantic Premiers - Premiers sign agreement to implement Atlantic Canada On-Line
Conference of Atlantic Premiers - Atlantic Procurement agreement expanded
Conference of Atlantic Premiers - Regulation of the insurance industry in Atlantic Canada
House of Assembly to resume sitting, May 14

May 15
Minister announces new vision for Status of Women portfolio

May 16
Economic advisory boards consolidated

May 24
Land Force Atlantic - Area spring conference

May 28
Premier to hold news conference on Amendment of Term 17 of Terms of Union with Canada

May 29
Change in time and place of news conference

May 31
Newfoundland and Labrador takes lead on national public awareness campaign
Premier responds to federal announcment on opening ports to EU vessels


June 11
Itinerary for Premier Tobin at the National Petroleum Show in Calgary, Alberta

June 12
Premier available to media

June 18
Premier to participate in signing of a strategic alliance
Premier to hold news conference, June 19 on Strategic Social Plan Consultation Paper

June 19
Release of Strategic Social Plan Consultation Paper

June 20
Premier available to meet media in Ottawa


July 4
Premier to attend Board of Trade Luncheon, July 5.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to visit province

July 5
New appointments to Status of Women Council

July 9
Premier and federal minister to meet Innu Nation and LIA, July 9
Cabinet to meet in Corner Brook, July 10-12
Premier comments on statement attributed to executive director of Catholic Education Council on Term 17

July 10
Government signs provincial agreement with Unisys to implement Atlantic Canada On-Line

July 12
Change in time of news conference in Corner Brook, July 12
Government appoints Chris Decker to Chair Cabinet Committee on Program Review

July 22
House of Assembly to resume sitting on Tuesday, July 23 at 2 p.m.


August 2
Land Force Atlantic - Media invited to observe realistic training in a realistic way
Premier announces news conference regarding Terra Nova project, August 5

August 5
Premier's statement at signing for Terra Nova Project
Agreement reached on Terra Nova Development
Terra Nova Development Project - Backgrounder
Premier pleased by INCO and Diamond Fields agreement

August 14
Premier to meet with media, August 15
Ministers available to meet with media concerning Kodak negotiations, August 14

August 22
Premier to host reception in Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta

August 23
Funding confirmed for Cabot Stadium in Bonavista
Premiers call for Canadian ratification of the UN Agreement on high seas fisheries

August 27
Premier appoints senior advisor, effective August 27

August 29
Premier to make announcement concerning Conne River access road, August 30


September 3
Premier to hold news conference regarding Transshipment Terminal, September 5

September 5
Transshipment Terminal for Offshore Oil to be built at Whiffen Head
Premier's Statement - Transshipment Terminal Project

September 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to address Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

September 16
Premier comments on NAFO meetings
Premier to address Information Technology Association of Canada meeting in Halifax September 17

September 18
Premier pleased with Petro-Canada announcement
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to meet with media in Gander

September 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to meet with news media

September 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to address Marystown-Burin Area Chamber of Commerce

September 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Western Newfoundland Veterans Pavilion to be opened in Corner Brook September 27

September 27
Veterans wing officially opened today in Western Newfoundland

September 30
Premier to meet with Montreal Rotary Club October 15


October 2
Premier paid tribute to the late Robert Bourassa
Premier to participate in unveiling ceremony at Health Sciences Centre today

October 4
Premier announces that flags will fly at half mast to honour the late Robert Bourassa

October 8
Minister of Mines and Energy to hold briefing for media representatives on Churchill Falls issue

October 11
Premier's itinerary for upcoming visit to Montreal, October 14, 15 and 16

October 15
Premier's address to Montreal Rotary Subject: Churchill Falls

October 17
Provincial Women's Conference Organizing Committee - Provincial conference starts Friday
Lieutenant Governor to attend Remembrance Assemblies, Spaniard's Bay, October 21

October 24
Lieutenant Governor to participate in a number of events organized by the Canadian Forces Liaison Council
"Reserve Force Day" declared

October 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister responsible for program review to address Mount Pearl Chamber of Commerce October 29
Premier announces consultation plans for the labour regime at Hibernia

October 29
Premier calls for constructive dialogue with Labrador community leaders after positive meeting
Premier to take part in events in Corner Brook and St. Anthony, October 30

October 30
Construction on new Forest Centre in Corner Brook kicks off with cornerstone unveiling
Grenfell Interpretation Centre to be constructed
Premier takes part in ceremonies in St. Anthony, October 30


November 1
Premier to take part in national launch of CanNetWork, November 4

November 4
CanWorkNet Internet site launched in Newfoundland and Labrador
Details of trade mission to Ireland

November 8
Premier signs Memorandum of Understanding in Ireland

November 12
Premier to speak to Vancouver Board of Trade November 15, and Empire Club, Toronto, November 19

November 13
Premier Tobin comments on the passing of the Joe Ghiz

November 14
Minister of Social Services to hold news conference today, 4:30 p.m.

November 15
House of Assembly to resume sitting on November 18, 2 p.m.
Premier's address to Vancouver Board of Trade

November 18
Premiers Tobin, McKenna and Savage to hold news conference in Toronto November 19

November 19
Premiers Tobin, Savage and McKenna join forces in Atlantic Advantage for business investment
Ministerial Statement - Legislation before fall sitting of House of Assembly
Ministerial Statement - Minister responsible for Labrador comments on government initiatives in Labrador
Premier's address on Churchill Falls to the Empire Club, Toronto

November 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Gordon Thiessen, Governor of Bank of Canada, to address St. John's Board of Trade, Nov. 20

November 22
New hospital for Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Four party MOU reached on joint public review of the proposed Voisey's Bay project

November 25
Operation ONLINE Launched
Newfoundland companies awarded space-tech contracts

November 26
Ministerial Statement - Foreign over-fishing

November 27
News conference, November 27 Subject: pay equity
Ministerial Statement - General Government Pay Equity Agreement reached

November 28
Ministerial Statement - Marystown Shipyard Limited
Premier to hold news conference, November 29: Subject: Voisey's Bay Nickel Company

November 29
Premier comments on decision made on smelter/refinery


December 2
Ministerial Statement - Labradorians to share fully in economic benefits of Voisey's Bay development

December 4
Christmas Lights Across Canada

December 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to sign partnership agreement with Lord Provost of Aberdeen City Council, December 6

December 6
Ministerial Statement - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Ministerial Statement - 25th anniversary of Churchill Falls hydroelectric development
Province partners with Scotland to attract international IT conference

December 12
Ministerial Statement - Appointment of Lieutenant-Governor
Frederick W. Russell comments on appointment of Dr. Max House to position of Lieutenant Governor

December 16
Ministerial Statement - Appointment of a New Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner of Members' Interests

December 18
Minister Responsible for the Status of Women to present charitable donations, December 19
Premier to hold news conference, December 19 Subject: Terra Nova Project

December 19
Premier welcomes Petro Canada announcements
Lieutenant Governor to give Royal Assent to a number of bills

December 20
Address by Lieutenant Governor at closing of House of Assembly

December 27
Launch for Cabot 500 Celebrations on January 1

December 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Lieutenant Governor to hold annual New Year's Levee, January 1, 1997

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