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Executive Council - 2001
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January 5
Julie Bettney to assume responsibility for Health and Community Services

January 8
Premier announces date for by-elections

January 17
Premier gives regionalization update

January 18
Premier welcomes Judy Foote back to Cabinet

January 24
President of Treasury Board responds to criticisms

January 30
Newfoundland and Labrador delegation headed to China for Team Canada mission


February 1
Ministers release pre-budget consultation document and details of process

$45 million in new funds for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Comprehensive Economic Development Agreement

Regional Economic Development and Schools project to continue

February 7
Minister Kelly to lead Team Canada mission on behalf of Premier

February 8
Note to Editors: John Efford to discuss his political future

February 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, February 13, St. John's, Subject: Swearing-in ceremony
New Clerk of the Executive Council appointed 

February 13
New Cabinet sworn in
Local organizations sign deals in Beijing during Team Canada mission
Premier acts to create an ombudsman, child and youth advocate,
and to regulate fuel prices

February 14
Premier announces senior executive appointments

February 15
Deals signed on Shanghai portion of Team Canada mission

February 16
Government endorses general directions of report by Task Force on Workers’ Compensation

February 17
Newfoundland and Labrador companies sign deals in Hong Kong

February 19
Minister to arrange meeting with federal counterpart
Minister comments on pre-budget consultations and public sector compensation

February 22
Ministers clarify cuts to aircraft surveillance

February 23
Grimes apologizes to Dumaresque

February 26
Opening date announced for House of Assembly


March 2
Minister outlines government’s salary proposal to union
NOTE TO EDITORS: Media invited to launch of The Untold Story Curriculum Guide, March 5, Gander

March 5
Minsters launch The Untold Story of the Suffragists of Newfoundland Curriculum Guide

March 8
Minister to meet with officials at CFB Goose Bay

March 9
Premier extends condolences to community of Pouch Cove

March 12
Successful meeting with officials at CFB Goose Bay

March 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to meet with the Prime Minister today

March 15
Premier announces senior appointment
Ministerial Statement - Premier's meeting with the Prime Minister

March 21
Ministerial Statement - Celebrating Diversity, Respecting Differences Education Handbook and Brochure released

March 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: 3rd Session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers
Minister to meet with Quebec counterpart
Province to televise House of Assembly
Minister announces increased support for women's centres
Strategic Social Plan funding to be continued
Opening Doors Program funding increased to $2.6 million
Budget acts on Jobs and Growth agenda
Graduate Recruitment Strategy to continue

March 26
Minister comments on meeting with Quebec counterpart

March 28
Strategic Social Plan’s Eastern Region Steering Committee established



April 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister available to media, April 1
Minister comments on offer to unions

April 2
Council of Atlantic Premiers - Atlantic Premiers discuss issues facing Atlantic Canada - Version française

April 3
Premier announces senior appointment

April 6
Tentative agreement reached with NAPE and CUPE
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, Confederation Building, April 6

April 9
Ministerial Statement - Tentative agreement reached

April 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to participate in news conference with Zhejiang Province of China
Ministerial Statement - National Volunteer Week, April 22 to 28, 2001

April 12
Chinese Province and Newfoundland and Labrador sign Memorandum of Understanding
Premier and ministers have productive meeting with mayors and FFAW regarding FPI

April 17
Minister's comments regarding opening celebrations for new Mile One Stadium

April 20
Premier appoints acting Minister of Health and Community Services


May 2
Minister comments on negotiations with NLTA

May 7
Ministerial Statement - Premier announces committee to examine concerns regarding cryptosporidium

May 11
Premier will release draft water report in two weeks
Premier Grimes to lead trade mission to Atlanta

May 15
Team Canada Atlantic trade mission off to good start in Atlanta
St. John's company signs contract during trade mission

May 22
NOTE TO EDITORS:Premier to announce tribunal decision regarding Newfoundland
Labrador/Nova Scotia offshore boundary, May 22
Premier announces tribunal's decision in Phase One of Newfoundland and Labrador/Nova Scotia Offshore Boundary Dispute
Ministerial Statement - Tribunal’s decision in Phase One of the Newfoundland and Labrador/Nova Scotia Offshore Boundary Dispute

May 24
Government completes aggressive legislative agenda

May 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference - State of province's water, May 28, Confederation Building

May 28
Premier announces plan of action on water quality
Premier announces date for byelections
Strategic Social Plan committee works to address local issues

May 29
Minister meets with federal minister on provincial issues
NOTE TO EDITORS: Visit of the President of the Portugese Republic, June 1, St. John's


June 4
Minister meets with federal counterparts
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Roger Grimes to meet with Premier Bernard Landry, June 5, Quebec

June 5
Premier endorses recommendations of Shipbuilding Report

June 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Roger Grimes meets with Roy Romanow, June 6, St. John's
Premiers Grimes and Landry meeting in Quebec City

June 12
Public Service Award of Excellence launched during Public Service Week
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Women Interested in Networking Dinner, June 12, Harbour Grace

June 12
Minister congratulates Women Interested in Networking
Public Service Award of Excellence launched during Public Service Week
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Women Interested in Networking Dinner, June 12, Harbour Grace

June 14
Towards a New Atlantic Canada Action Plan - Version française

June 15
Premier Grimes and Premier Hamm postpone meeting

June 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to be available to media, June 19, St. John's Subject: By election results
New policy framework helps make shipbuilding industry more competitive
Provincial investment in health care fundraising initiatives unprecedented

June 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Medal and call for nominations, June 21, St. John's

June 21
Premier offers condolences to the family of the late Frederick Russell, former Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador
Premier launches nomination process for Volunteer Medal
NOTE TO EDITORS: Agreement in Principle on land claims to be signed, June 25, Nain, Labrador
New era in children's health begins today

June 28
Ministers host delegation from 5 Wing Goose Bay

June 29
Canada Day events


July 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: 4th Session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers, July 5, Charlottetown - Version française

July 5
Council of Atlantic Premiers - Atlantic Premiers remain united in commitment to ensure vital and diversified Atlantic economy

July 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, July 6, St. John's Subject: Proposed class action legislation
Premier welcomes new MHA for Port de Grave
Conference of Atlantic Premiers Meeting - July 5
Government to draft new class action legislation

July 13
Minister, MHA meet with 9 Wing Gander officials

July 16
Inland Fish and Wildlife maintains presence on Avalon

July 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, July 17, St. John's Subject: IT services to government

July 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister Responsible for the Status of Women to address Women in Leadership Dinner, July 24, Gander

July 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to visit central region of province, July 26-28

July 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference, July 30, St. John's, Subject: The province’s priorities for the upcoming Annual Premiers’ Conference
Premier Grimes to represent province’s concerns at Annual Premiers’ Conference

July 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference, July 31, St. John's, Subject: An increased commitment for water quality initiatives.
Additional $4 million announced for water quality initiatives


August 3
Premier Grimes pleased with consensus on a call for changes to equalization program

August 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference to announce opening of a major new business initiative in Carbonear area, August 9, Carbonear

August 9
Premier announces significant business initiative in Carbonear

August 10
EXCITE Centre opens in Grand Falls–Windsor
Ministers have follow-up meeting with officials at 9 Wing Gander
Premier announces senior appointments

August 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, August 15, St. John's Subject: Offshore resource revenues

August 15
Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador agree to work for offshore fiscal fairness

August 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Public service agreements to be signed, Collective Bargaining Boardroom, East Block, Confederation Building, 10:00 a.m., August 17

August 17
Volunteers meet to Build Better Communities

August 23
Minister comments on successful Women and Leadership dinner series

August 27
Premier attending Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers
Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers - Resolution issued August 27

August 28
Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers - Resolution issued August 27
Premier announces senior appointment
Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers - Resolution issued August 28


September 10 
Premier announces new party whip

September 11
Premier Grimes expresses sadness and concern regarding terrorist attacks on U.S.

September 12
Flags to fly at half mast
Nomination deadline approaching for provincial Volunteer Award

September 13
Province to observe moment of silence in memory of victims of U.S. tragedy

September 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at Confederation Building to remember victims of U.S. tragedy
Premier commends people of Gander area
Premier Grimes' remarks at ceremony held to remember victims of tragedy in United States
NOTE TO EDITORS: Electronic book of condolences launched for victims of tragedy in U.S.

September 19
Minister proclaims Sexual Violence Awareness Week
Cormack-Grenfell region, of Strategic Social Plan,  implements regional plan for social and economic development
Minister to attend meeting of Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women
Violence, taxation and employment insurance at heart of discussion between Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women

September 24
Premier extends condolences on passing of Dorothy Wyatt

September 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to unveil an original restored Marconi kite

September 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference, September 27, St. John's, Subject: Announcement of national, cultural event
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to participate in Ministerial Conference on Francophone Affairs, September 27-28, Edmonton
Premier Roger Grimes unveils original Marconi kite in ceremony

September 27
St. John's to host the Juno Awards - Version française


October 1 
Cabinet committee announces regional tour

October 2
Ministers agree to work together on francophone initiatives - Version française

October 3
Minister to meet with provincial counterparts to gather support for offshore fiscal fairness

October 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ceremony to present Newfoundland and Labrador Bravery Awards

October 9
Provincial bravery awards presented

October 10
Cabinet committee touring Labrador

October 16
Canada's Citizenship Week, October 15-21
Measures to reduce government expenditures

October 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to address Senate finance committee on equalization, October 18, Ottawa
Premier announces new chief of staff

October 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier's presentation to Senate finance committee on equalization

October 22
Premier encourages support for Canadian Forces

October 23
Wellness Week - October 22-26

October 24
Cabinet committee visits central region

October 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Speaking notes for RuralExpo 2001 available on government Web site
Federal government moves forward with province's request for provincial name change

October 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Grimes to meet with Quebec Opposition Leader Jean Charest
Premier comments on response to Web site offering messages of support to Canadian Forces
Focus on the Future
Provincial Government and Memorial University partner to launch Public 
Sector Leadership Development Program

October 31
Minister Lush in Ottawa to represent interests of the province


November 1 
Fly the Flag of Remembrance Ceremony, November 1, St. John's

November 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: 5th session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers, November 8, St. John's - Version française

November 6
Premier Grimes officially opens House of Assembly to cameras
Regional Cablesystems to provide House of Assembly coverage to its customers across Newfoundland and Labrador

November 7
Opening date announced for House of Assembly

November 8
Council of Atlantic Premiers release action plan on regional co-operation - Version française

November 9
Ministers respond to planned reduction of RAF personnel at 5 Wing Goose Bay

November 12
Premier, American Ambassador and Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs to host thank you event for volunteers

November 13
Intergovernmental Affairs minister meets with Ambassador Paul Cellucci

November 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photographs from Ambassador Cellucci’s visit available

November 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Lieutenant-Governor to present Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Medal in ceremonies across province

November 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier appoints Acting Minister of Forest Resources and Agrifoods
Ministerial Statement - Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Medal
Lieutenant-Governor presents Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Medals in Happy Valley - Goose Bay
Ministerial Statement - Security Issues
Premier introduces Newfoundland and Labrador Act in House

November 20
Lieutenant-Governor presents Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Medals in St. John's

November 21
Lieutenant-Governor presents Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Medals in Clarenville

November 26
Cabinet committee to meet with Avalon caucus of Rural Economic Development Boards

November 27
Lieutenant-Governor presents Volunteer Medals in Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor

November 28
Lieutenant-Governor presents Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Medals in Corner Brook
Treasury Board President tables Public Accounts for year ending March 31, 2001

November 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, November 30, St. John's, Subject: Premier to announce new members of Premier's Council on Social Development

November 30
New members of Premier’s Council on Social Development announced
Treasury Board President comments on provincial accounting practices


December 5 
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to attend proclamation of constitutional amendment

December 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Across the Atlantic....and Beyond - Closing ceremony for Receiving the World celebrations, December 12
Ministerial Statement - Anniversary of women killed at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal

December 13
Government appoints Citizen’s Representative

December 14
Government concludes aggressive and comprehensive legislative sitting

December 20
Leadership in gender equity in oil and gas sector shown in White Rose development application and approval process

December 21
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister meets with military regarding security issues
Premier’s holiday wishes for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians

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