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January 4
Minister Thistle pleased with report on government’s computer systems

January 7
Province ends year in the lead in economic growth

January 11
Voisey’s Bay talks off

January 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to make appointments to Cabinet, January 13
 Premier announces Cabinet Shuffle

January 21
Agreement reached on  Atlantic Lottery Corporation

January 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to meet with Senator Colin Kenny, January 25

January 25
Treasury Board announces hiring of bilingual liaison officer  - Version française

January 28
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier  will be key-note speaker at Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador’s annual convention
Ministers release pre-budget consultation document and details of process


February 2
Atlantic Premiers statement on health care
New nickel price high proves province prudent in Voisey’s Bay position

February 15
Minister to meet with federal minister responsible for Canada Post

February 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity, Corner Brook, February 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and minister to hold news conference, February 17, Corner Brook Subject Strategic social plan

February 17
Premier launches Strategic Social Plan in second region of province
NOTE TO EDITORS: Announcement regarding public sector classification, February 18, Corner Brook

February 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Change in time and location of announcement
Government announces classification study for major groups

February 21
Province exempts payments to merchant marines

February 28
Premier welcomes court ruling regarding Term 17
Provincial government committed to improvements in National Employment Insurance Program

February 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: House of Assembly to open March 13


March 8
Intergovernmental ministers discuss federal/provincial issues
Premier comments on Prime Minister’s letter on healthcare

March 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, March 13 Subject: Violence prevention initiative
New money announced for violence prevention

March 14
Speech from the Throne 

March 15
Premier pleased with extension of veterans' benefits

March 16
Ministers to discuss employment insurance issues

March 17
Minister reports on meeting to discuss employment insurance access for seasonal workers

March 22
Northern Coastal Labrador Strategic Initiative
Funding for Strategic Social Plan to be continued
Minister announced continued support for women’s centres
Minister announces major IT initiatives
Minister announces funding for new classification system
Violence prevention initiative

March 23
Premier announces senior appointments

March 24
President of Treasury Board comments on classification review process

March 27
Minister comments on lower postal rates for certain communities in northern Newfoundland and southern Labrador

March 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference March 28, St. John's, Subject: Graduate employment initiatives
Graduate Recruitment Strategy announced

March 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: Tour to provide update on St. John's Civic Centre


April 3
Chair of Civic Centre Construction Board delivers project update

April 6
Ministerial Statement - Visitor delegation from Greenland
Minister states that Clarity Act is legitimate, reasonable and democratic

April 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Tobin in Calgary to meet with Board of Governors of Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and to CAPP’s 8th Annual Industry Dinner

April 17
Minister presents funding for Strategic Social Plan demonstration project
Minister meets with planning committee for August SEMACA conference

April 20
Royal Bank of Canada selected to provide banking services to government

April 27
Premier to lead delegation to Offshore Technology Conference 2000
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, April 28, Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador office, Subject: "Our Best Comes First" campaign and Tourism Awareness Month


May 4
Ministerial Statement - Opening Doors Program

May 5
Provincial government minimally affected by "I Love You" virus
New Council of Atlantic Premiers

May 8
Minister comments on Employment Insurance reform

May 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity Premier to meet with North Limited officials, May 10
Ministerial Statement - Condolences on the death of Canon George Earle
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier will attend swearing-in Trintiy North MHA May 11

May 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Presentation of funds to Grassroots Productions, May 12

May 12
Minister Matthews presents funding for "Grassroots" project

May 15
NOTE TO EDITORS:  News Conference, May 16, Subject Hydroelectric projects council of Atlantic Premiers

May 16
Joint statement by Premiers Tobin and Bouchard on Labrador Hydro Project
Premier announces approval of Granite Canal hydroelectric project
Queen’s Counsel appointments
Labrador Hydro backgrounders

May 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier's schedule, May 18

May 18
Premier announces infrastructure improvements and beautification projects in the L’Anse 
aux Meadows area in preparation for Vikings Celebrations

May 29
Senior appointments announced


June 9
Premier releases Interim Report on Understanding Canada’s Health Care Costs
Premier comments on Raymond Squires’ appointment to Senate
Provincial government recognizing Public Service Week

June 12
Premier responds to resignation of Opposition Leader

June 14
Premier and minister to participate in Islendingur departure ceremony
Agreement helps pave way for Torngat Mountains National Park

June 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: 25th Annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers, Halifax,  July 16 - 18

June 22
Provincial ministers meet in Ottawa to discuss E.I. concerns

June 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Live launch of Port aux Basques Wireless Satellite Project, June 23
Satellite wireless service announced for Port aux Basques region

June 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister and members of Canada Day Committee will hold a news conference,  June 30

June 30
Finalized plans for Canada Day celebrations


July 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Presentation of Institute of Public Service 2000 Gold Medal Award

July 6
David Vardy awarded public service’s top national honour

July 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier available to meet with media, July 13  Subject: Meeting with Marystown Town Council 
Minister to greet Islendingur in Greenland

July 14
Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers - Business Agenda, July 16-18

July 18
Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers - Resolution's issued July 17
Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers - Resolution's Issued July 18
Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers - International Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding

July 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, July 24, Gander  Subject: Economic Development Component of Fisheries Adjustment and Restructuring Initiative

July 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Change in time and location of news conference
$4.8 million federal-provincial investment in regional development initiatives
NOTE TO EDITORS: Cabinet will be meeting in Gander on July 24 and 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, July 25, Gander Subject: Announcement regarding Newfoundland Bonding and Composites

July 25
Newfoundland Bonding & Composites sign MOU with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

July 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, July 27, Subject: Premier to announce plans to regionalize government services
Premier announces regionalization of government services


August 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 3, Grand Falls-Windsor
Minister to address SEMACA conference, August 3, Happy Valley-Goose Bay

August 3
New IT initiative EXCITES Grand Falls-Windsor

August 14
Reclassification review nearing completion

August 18
Senior government appointments announced

August 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 21, Subject: Government’s regionalization of services
Details of supports and benefits package relating to regionalization of government services
Newfoundland and Labrador bids farewell to the Islendingur

August 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 30, Subject: Results of classification review
Government releases results of classification review

August 31
Minister expresses condolences on tragic loss of German aviators


September 15
Minister proclaims National Payroll Week, September 18 - 22

September 22
Famous Five Exhibition to visit province, September 22 - October 6

September 25
Minister comments on Employment Insurance

September 27
Ministers meet to discuss northern development issues

September 29
Violence prevention initiative holds first meeting
Public invited to sign book of condolence for Trudeau family


October 2
Book of condolence for Trudeau family to remain in place until Tuesday, October 3

October 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: - Building to be named in honour of late Senator William J. Petten, October 6, St. John's

October 6
Provincial fisheries building named after the late Senator Petten

October 12
Premier expresses concern for families in Hare Bay - Dover

October 13
Atlantic premiers to hold shipbuilding, marine fabrication forum, October 19 - 20, St. John's - Version française

October 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to hold news conference, October 16, St. John's
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, October 16, St. John's, Subject: Swearing-in ceremony
Statement by Premier Tobin

October 17
Federal/provincial partnership announced for French language training - Version française
Premier appoints acting ministers

Minister participates in conference on francophone affairs
- Version française

October 18
Minister comments on illegal strike

October 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Agenda - Canadian Industrial Marine Policy Forum
Minister urges employees to return to work

October 20
Shipbuilding and marine fabrication forum a success - Version française

October 22
Government says scheduled meeting will go ahead if illegally striking workers return to work

October 23
Premier to retain Aboriginal Affairs portfolio

October 25
Minister available to media, October 25, St. John's
Government offers solution to end strike
Government and union agree on mediation process and terms of reference

October 27
Premier expresses condolences to community of Sheshatshiu

October 30
Acting Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation appointed

October 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: Fly the Flag of Remembrance ceremony, November 1, St. John's
Government to give RNCA binding arbitration


November 1
Cabinet ministers running for leadership can make individual choice

November 6
Premier to assume responsibility for Fisheries and Aquaculture; Parliamentary secretaries named

November 7
Tom Lush sworn-in as government house leader
Youth Forum 2000 - Forum slated for Central Region, November 10 - 12, Lion Max Simms Camp

November 8
Opening date for House of Assembly announced

November 9
Government accepts mediator's recommendations

November 14
Premier announces senior appointments
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier available to media, November 14, St. John's
Premier responds to Opposition leader's comments

November 17
Government announces occupational reviews

November 23
Premier announces executive appointments

November 26
Government representatives meet with Innu Nation president and Sheshatshiu band chief

November 29
Premier responds to Labrador Inuit Association proposal for local control over alcohol


December 4
Ministerial Statement - Passing of Raymond Guy
Ministerial Statement - Liquor Control Act
Ministerial Statement - Freedom of Information Act
Ministerial Statement - Regionalization
Ministers attend meetings in Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Conference of Atlantic Premiers - Version française

December 6
Ministerial Statement - Anniversary of Montreal Massacre

December 13
Minister recognizes United Nations Decade of Peace and 60th Anniversary of Atlantic Charter

December 15
Fall House of Assembly session productive

December 22
Premier announces senior appointments

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