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Executive Council - 1999

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January 6
Premier offers condolences to families of victims of New Year's Eve avalanche in Kangiqsualujjaq, Quebec

January 7
Intergovernmental Affairs minister comments on funeral for Quebec avalanche victims

January 11
Premier comments on Innu "shift in strategy"

January 12
Minister discusses toll highways issue with Nova Scotia MP
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, January 13, St. John's Subject: Film industry

January 13
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Board of Directors appointed
Premier to address St. John's Rotary, January 14

January 14
Premier pleased with Supreme Court ruling on Term 17

January 15
Framework for Canada-Newfoundland Agreement on Economic Development and Fisheries Adjustment outlined
Soiree'99 to get $1.5 million for marketing from federal-provincial agreement
Labrador snowmobile industry initiative receives boost
Minister comments on new air surveillance contract for Provincial Airlines

January 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, January 18, St. John's

January 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Message from Pope John Paul II

January 29
Premier makes clear province has no objection to exemption for B&Bs


February 4
Premier comments on social union agreement

February 11
Premier comments on decision by opponents of education reform to continue court case

February 12
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Swearing-in ceremony, February 15, 11 a.m.
Unsuccessful candidates reinstated in public service

February 15
Cabinet sworn in today
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity, Cabinet meeting, Corner Brook, February 16

February 19
Appointment announced of Executive Director, Investment Prospecting, Corporate Development Group

February 23
Civic Centre Construction Board - Civic Centre Construction Board provides status report
President of Treasury Board clarifies position on social workers classification

February 25
Premier congratulates Lee Churchill on performance at Canada Winter Games


March 1
President of Treasury Board meets with Nurses' Union President
Premier comments on Bank of Montreal forecast

March 7
Premier offers condolences to family of the late Honourable William Petten

March 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, March 8, St. John's Subject: Details on funding released
37 Canadian Brigade Group, Land Forces Atlantic Area - NOTE TO EDITORS: Soldiers to practice winter survival skills
House of Assembly to open March 16

March 10
Minister addresses federal decision to prevent future dumping by steel producers

March 11
St. John's one of most cost-effective cities for business

March 16
Throne Speech
Province, community to work together to promote military training in Labrador

March 17
Acting Minister of Works, Services and Transportation appointed

March 18
Premier supports Innu bid for status under Indian Act

March 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Intergovernmental Affairs Minister attending meeting in Regina
Premier expresses qualified support for merger of telephone companies

Strategic Social Plan
Improved Accountability Framework for Boards and Agencies

March 23
Release of publication on violence
Eleven provincial companies to participate in Team Atlantic Mission to New England

March 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, March 24, St. John's Subject: Nurses' strike

March 26
Ministerial Statement - Two collective agreements reached

March 30
Ministerial Statement - Back to Work Legislation

March 31
Ministerial Statement - 50th Anniversary of Confederation with Canada
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Tobin and Premier Bouchard available to meet media, March 31


April 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and Prime Minister available for photo opportunity, April 1, St. John's

April 7
The Conference of Atlantic Premiers - COMMUNIQUÉ - Insurance Legislation Harmonization Project - Phase II Report

April 8
Contract awarded to Women in Resource Development Committee
Acting premier comments on Saskatchewan legislating nurses back to work

April 12
Acting premier comments on private prosecution arising from dispute regarding gardening position at Government House
Premier addresses group at Harvard University
Premier addresses trade delegation in Boston

April 13
Former Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation comments on Cabot 500 court proceedings
NOTE TO EDITORS: Media opportunities during visit of Chinese Premier, April 14 and 15

April 16
Business mission to Ireland, April 16-23
Treasury Board and NewTel Enterprises announce new industrial benefits commitments

April 20
Premier announces senior appointments

April 21
Minister announces tentative agreement
Business links with Ireland pay dividends

April 23
Selection of initial region in which to implement the Strategic Social Plan
NOTE TO EDITORS:  News conference, April 26, St. John's and Mary's Harbour, Labrador  Subject:  Trans Labrador Highway

April 26
Red Bay to Cartwright Highway announced

April 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Re-appointment to Cabinet of Beaton Tulk, April 27, St. John's
Beaton Tulk reappointed to Cabinet

April 28
Ministerial Statement - Reappointment to Cabinet of Beaton Tulk
Ministerial Statement - Wallace Pike's passing

April 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity, April 29
Ministerial Statement - Name change of province
Ministerial Statement - Progress of current round of collective bargaining

April 30
Premier leading delegation to Offshore Technology Conference, May 3-6, Houston


May 4
Ministerial Statement - Strategic Social Plan
Funding available for Strategic Social Plan demonstration projects

May 6
Premier announces funding for family resource centre
Provincial ministers in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to meet with Minister of  National Defence

May 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, May 10   Subject: Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement in Principle

May 10
Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement in Principle initialed
Ministerial Statement - Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement in Principle

May 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Media briefing, May 12, St. John's    Subject:  Civic Centre

May 12
Civic Centre Construction Board gives progress report
Ministerial Statement - Status of Friede Goldman Newfoundland's operations at Marystown

May 14
Premier welcomes Parliament's approval of legislation to protect straddling stocks
Provincial ministers pursue defence opportunities with Minister of National Defence

May 19
Ministerial Statement - Public information program regarding Aboriginal land claims

May 21
Economic indicators show strong growth

May 25
Ministerial Statement - Kosovo refugees


June 1
Provincial ministers in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to meet with Italian defence officials
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier available to meet with media, June 1, St. John's

June 3
Italian airforce to train in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

June 4
Minister comments on decision of Canadian Transportation Agency on Term 32(2)

June 8
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister in Ottawa

June 9
Executive appointments announced

June 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Signing of agreements for Career Development Centre for People with Disabilities
Federal/Provincial funding announced for Career Development Centre

June 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity
Province will receive increased benefits from Upper Churchill power
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference  Subject: Canada Day Celebrations on Confederation Hill
Steering Committee established to implement Strategic Social Plan in Central Region

June 22
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister welcomes Kosovar refugees to St. John's
Canada Day celebrations to be held on Confederation Hill

June 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier in Central to survey forest fire site and meet affected residents, June 29

June 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Canada Celebrations at Confederation Hill, July 1


July 9
Focus on women's economic status at annual meeting of Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women

July 14
Premier comments on Inco announcement of new exploration program for Voisey's Bay property

July 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Cabinet to meet in St. Anthony, July 19 and 20, and in Battle Harbour, Labrador, July 21
SSP Steering Committee to hire planner/facilitator

July 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to address Canadian Society of Association Executives, July 18

July 19
Government commits funds to repair Roddickton Regional Health Care Centre
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and Cabinet available to the media, July 20, St. Anthony

July 20
Premier and Cabinet available to media, July 20, St. Anthony  Subject: Placement of St. John's Youth Centre and to announce Environmental Community Projects Program
NOTE TO EDITORS: Announcement concerning Labrador fisheries and addition to Trans Labrador Transportation Initiative, July 21, St. Anthony

July 21
Access road to St. Lewis to be constructed

July 23
Strategic Social Plan demonstration projects approved
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister hopeful labour dispute will be settled

July 26
Minister responds to concerns about Smallwood gravesite
Premier comments on LIA vote in favour of land claims Agreement in Principle

July 27
Civic Centre Construction Board - Construction tender awarded for Civic Centre
Minister to attend Change of Command Ceremonies in Gander and Goose Bay


August 3
Minister to attend Conference of Southeastern Massachusetts-Atlantic Canada Association

August 6
SSP Central Region Steering Committee comments on progress
Minister attending Council of State Governments Conference in Burlington, Vermont
Premier outlines priorities for 1999 Premiers' Conference
Premier welcomes ratification of UN Fisheries Agreement

August 9
Atlantic premiers and northern leaders set out common priorities for 40th Annual Premiers' Conference

August 10
Premier announces senior appointments

August 11
Premiers Tobin and Bouchard provide update on Churchill River Power Project

August 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 16, St. John's
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 16, St. Anthony   Subject: Major infrastructure investment

August 16
Economic Development Component of Fisheries Adjustment and Restructuring Initiative signed
Funding for St. Anthony Harbour Development announced

August 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 18, St. John's   Subject: Province's tax review process
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to meet with leader of Progressive Conservative Party, August 18

August 18
Tax regime consultations announced

August 19
Premier responds to Fraser Institute survey

August 25
Diplomatic Forum to be held in province
Minister welcomes Parliamentary Delegation from Denmark and Greenland
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 26, St. John's    Subject: Demonstration projects funded under Strategic Social Plan

August 26
Strategic Social Plan demonstration projects

August 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 30, New Harbour, Subject: Funding announcement for new fisheries diversification initiative

August 30
$10-million announced for fisheries diversification


September 3
Minister to represent province at Francophone Summit

September 8
Agreement signed with Italian Air Force

September 9
Premier Tobin leading delegation on Team Canada 1999 Mission

September 10
Province welcomes Coat-of-Arms gift

September 13
Minister proclaims National Payroll Week

September 14
Civic Centre Construction Board - Contract awarded

September 16
Provincial company signs MOU during Team Canada

September 17
Funding for The Straits and White Bay North

September 20
Executive director hired for Central Region Steering Committee for province's Strategic Social Plan

September 21
Province welcomes federal government's commitment to seek an amendment to U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act

September 22
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Premier to view seal skin coats for shipment to Russia, Vogue Furriers, St. John's
New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers - 24th Annual Conference, Rockport, ME   Oct. 3-5

September 24
Enterprise Ireland - Irish business and trade mission
Irish business delegation to visit province, September 25-29
NOTE TO EDITORS:  News conference, September 27, St. John's, Subject: Economic renewal process

September 27
Premier announces consultation on jobs and growth

September 30
NOTE TO EDITORS:  News conference, Subject: Pilot project for fourth year bachelor of nursing students


October 4
Premier to focus on trade and energy at Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers
Joint statement from Atlantic Premiers

October 7
Out-migration slowing

October 8
Resolutions issued at the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Annual conference held October 3 - 5 in Rockport, Maine.

October 13
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Premier to meet today with president of Halliburton Company
Funding awarded for demonstration projects

October 14
Social development groups encouraged to participate in Jobs and Growth Strategy

October 15
Premier officially opens Lakeside Academy in Buchans

October 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity with John Kenneth Galbraith, today, Premiers Office

October 25
SSP steering committee participates in workshop

October 27
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Premier available for media, 1 p.m. today


November 1
Premier participates in Fly the Flag of Remembrance Ceremony

November 2
Deadline approaching for Millennium Partnership Funding
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Proclamation signing, November 3, Premier's Office, Subject: Annual Jeans Day for Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation

November 3
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to make Trans Labrador Highway announcement

November 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, November 5, St. John's, Subject: Premier's Advisory Council on the Economy and Technology to release report on provincial tax review

November 5
1999 Atlantic Canada Diplomatic Forum
Advisory Council releases report on tax review
Premier congratulates council on tax policy report
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Premier available to media today, November 5
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Premier to meet with Premiers John Hamm and Bernard Lord, November 6, and will be available to media, 12 noon, Marine Institute

November 9
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Premier available to media, today
Meetings taking place between Government and NAPE
Premier calls on Ottawa to grant First Nations equivalency to Labrador Innu

November 10
Premier announces chair for Council on Social Development

November 12
House of Assembly to resume public business

November 15
NOTE TO EDITORS:  News conference, November 16, Subject:  Income tax reform measures

November 16
Multi-year tax reductions announced

November 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, November 18, Subject:  Proposed legislation banning bulk water removal from province

November 19
Regional initiatives through EDC invest over $7 million in economy

November 22
Premier's speaking points to Canadian Council on Public-Private Partnerships, Toronto

November 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier, federal minister, President of Innu Nation, available for photo opportunity, November 24, St. John's

November 24
Province, federal government, Innu Nation outline interim steps to address issues confronting Innu communities

November 29
NOTE TO EDITORS:  News conference, November 29, Subject: Strategic Social Plan
Minister Bettney awards funding for 20 projects under the SSP
Ministerial Statement - Funding for Strategic Social Plan


December 1
Ministerial Statement - Government's state of readiness for Year 2000 issue

December 2
Minister comments on Canada Post's recent increase in parcel post rates
Premier and minister to meet with Inco

December 6
Ministerial Statement - Montreal Massacre and violence against women
Ministerial Statement - Legal name change of Newfoundland

December 9
Ministerial Statement - Opening hours for bars for New Year's Eve

December 10
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Premier Tobin to meet with Quebec Premier Bouchard, today

Ministerial Statement - Nurse's in Labrador

December 13
Ministerial Statement - New facility to house three heritage institutions
NOTE TO EDITORS:  News conference, December 14, Corner Brook, Subject: Enhanced cultural and educational infrastructure

December 14
Province announces exhibition centre, new student residences for Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister meets with representatives of  North Atlantic communities

December 20
Request for Proposals for provision of banking services to government
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Photo opportunity, December 21

December 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Change in time of photo opportunity
Minister participates in SSP's central region meeting
Premier accepts Silver Piggy Bank Award

December 29
Unveiling of commemorative plaques


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