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Justice - 2000


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July
August, September, October, November, December


January

January 31
Province granted standing in Quebec Inuit lawsuit against federal government
Human Rights Commission - Board of Inquiry will commence on February 1


February

February 4
Human Rights Commission - Board of Inquiry releases decision regarding age discrimination complaint

February 7
Human Rights Commission - Decision of Board of Inquiry into complaint filed against Networth Management Inc

February 10
RNC Chief of Police Leonard P. Power to retire in April

February 14
Department of Justice clarifies stay

February 28
Human Rights Commission - Decision released regarding discrimination complaint


March

March 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister available to media, March 8 Subject: Deaths in Nain

March 16
Department releases report into death of Kevin Alfred Smith
Human Rights Commission - Comments on the decision in the case versus Newfoundland Liquor Corporation

March 21
Ministerial Statement - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 22
Province negotiating enhanced police services for coastal Labrador

March 23
Human Rights Commission - Board of Inquiry to commence on March 28 regarding complaints filed against Fogo Island Co-operative Society

March 24
Minister announces judicial inquiry into death of Shawn Howse


April

April 7
Human Rights Commission - National human rights conference builds human rights culture, Banff, Alberta, May 6-9

April 11
Ontario court concludes Christian Brothers of Ireland assets available to satisfy claims

April 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, April 12, St. John's Subject: Legislation in support of legal action against tobacco manufactures
Government to proceed with tobacco legislation

April 27
Government to undertake executive search for Chief of Police


May

May 9
Minister offers condolences over passing of retired Provincial Court Judge

May 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: opening Police Week Celebrations

May 15
Minister attends opening of Police Week celebrations

May 17
Charles J. Andrew Youth Restoration Centre opens in Sheshatshiu

May 24
Minister responds to NAPE’s concerns over province’s justice system

May 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister and Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, will be available for a question and answer session, Monday, May 29
Justice Minister offers condolences over passing of retired Chief Provincial Court Judge O’Neill

May 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Dr. Jeffrey Wigand will not be meeting with Justice minister today
Department verifies attempted suicide at Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Centre


June

June 5
No judicial inquiry to be held into death of John Careen

June 8
Vice-chairperson of the Public Utilities Board appointed

June 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, June 15, Subject: Youth remand centre
Construction of new youth remand centre on hold

June 19
Justice Minister meets with Cops for Cancer team in Port aux Basques

June 29
Justice department verifies attempted suicide at Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Centre


July

July 5
Human Rights Commission - Board of Inquiry will commence on July 6

July 6
Appointments to the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities

July 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister available to discuss report into death of Adam Okkuatsiak, July 14
Department releases report into death of Adam Okkuatsiak


August

August 3
Justice Minister refutes accusations about support enforcement caseloads

August 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister available to media, August 9, Confederation Building
Minister comments recent escape of Richard Ryan from lawful custody

August 11
Justice Minister comments on remarks regarding department resources
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister available to media to discuss escape of Richard Ryan, August 11

August 14
Compensation not ruled out despite British Columbia court decision

August 16
Justice minister presents public service awards

August 18
Environmental award garners praise from Justice Minister
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister wishes to advise media that he anticipates receiving internal investigation report today of Richard Ryan

August 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 22, Subject: Internal investigation report into escape of Richard Ryan
NOTE TO EDITORS: Cancellation of news conference

August 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 23, Subject: Internal investigation report into escape of Richard Ryan
Department takes action based on investigation report into escape of Richard Ryan

August 28
Human Rights Commission - Board of Inquiry will commence on August 29
Minister comments on capture of Richard Ryan

August 30
Crown to enter a Stay of Proceedings in Randy Druken case


September

September 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, September 6, Subject: Shooting death of Little Catalina resident
Minister to order judicial inquiry into shooting death of Little Catalina resident


October

October 2
Human Rights Commission - Result of meetings in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, September 29-30
Senior deputy chief assumes commanding officer responsibilities at the RNC

October 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity, October 3, St. John's

October 5
Appointments to Human Rights Commission
Labrador correctional officer seconded to Torngat Minor Hockey Association

October 6
Crown to appeal Bradbury decision

October 13
Law Society Discipline Committee appointments

October 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference, October 31, St. John's, Subject: The Collective Bargaining Process


November

November 3
Province receives OPP report into Jody Crane shooting

November 9
Two new judges appointed to Provincial Court

November 20
New director and assistant director of public prosecutions appointed

November 27
Human Rights Commission - Board of inquiry into complaint against Reddigan Enterprises of Calvert, November 28


December

December 5
Ministerial Statement - Health Care Cost Recovery
Ministerial Statement - White Ribbon Campaign

December 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, December 6, St. John's, Subject: Newly appointed Chief of Police
Government announces three initiatives for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

December 7
Ministerial Statement - Inquires to be held into Little Catalina shooting and North Atlantic Refining deaths

December 11
Human Rights Commission - Board of Inquiry will commence on December 12

December 12
Ministerial Statement - Freedom of Information Act review

December 15
Minister comments on Health Care Costs Recovery Act not being passed in House

 


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