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Government Services and Lands - 2001
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March 13
Minister Noel says prevention of domestic oil spills major focus of meetings

March 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to meet with representatives of fuel and insurance industries to discuss preventing and dealing with domestic fuel spills
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to meet with groups to discuss disabled parking program

March 22
New initiatives in consumer protection

March 29 
Fuel spill committee begins work


April 2
Department reviewing PUB Facility Association ruling

April 10
Government outlines key elements of Gas Price Regulation Bill

April 18
Minister holds productive meeting with Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices


May 1
Minister concerned about proposed telephone rate increase

May 14
Minister reviewing insurance legislation

May 15
Ministerial Statement - Internet vehicle registration renewals

May 16
Minister responds to CRTC approval of telephone rate increase

May 22
Bingo operations suspended for violation of guidelines

May 24
Ministerial Statement - Meeting of Ministers responsible for Consumer Affairs
Minister comments on suspension of bingo operations

May 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Change in time - Media availability
Consumer ministers take action to improve consumer protection in the evolving marketplace

May 26
Commissioner of Petroleum Products Pricing appointed

May 28
Premier announces plan of action on water quality


June 4
Action taken to improve consumer protection with respect to collection agencies

June 7
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commissioner says maximum pricing in effect
Minister seeks public input into cell phone and driving policy

June 11
Minister looking for ways to minimize automobile insurance rate increases

June 13
MacMorran Community Centre - NOTE TO EDITORS: Sod turning ceremony for new community centre, June 14, St. John's

June 14
MacMorran Community Centre - Sod-turning for new centre a milestone for MacMorran Community
NOTE TO EDITORS: Official launch of governmentís Internet e-commerce site, June 15, St. John's

June 15
Government launches Internet e-commerce site
Noel says zero tolerance for leakage of waste while transporting fish

June 20
Minister says automobile insurance rating territories reasonable and fair

June 29
Land directors' conference to be held in province
New weights and dimensions standards for transport vehicles


July 6
Minister opens new branch of Hamilton Sound Credit Union

July 23
Minister says drivers, industry and government must work together to control insurance costs

July 24
Department working with fishing and trucking industries to eliminate highway spillage


August 9
Government assessing report by Impaired Driving Committee

August 23
Minister Noel to intervene in CRTC hearing on telephone rate increase


September 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Conference to accept a report from the Domestic Fuel Oil Spill Prevention Committee
Domestic Fuel Oil Spill Prevention Committee presents report to government

September 7
Atlantic ministers responsible for transportation meet

September 14
Minister Noel releases survey results on cell phones and driving

September 20
Minister endeavouring to assist flood victims

September 27
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Date base price for petroleum products will come into effect announced

September 28
GSL brochure outlines actions to ensure health and safety after flooding


October 1
Minister Noel presents consumer concerns at CRTC hearing in Hull

October 2
Government to assume responsibility for Mobility Impaired Parking Program

October 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, October 4, St. John's, Subject: Consultation paper on Automobile Insurance Reform

October 4
Minister Noel releases consultation paper on automobile insurance reform

October 5
Minister Noel clarifies misleading reports regarding government's use of "cookies"

October 10
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Pricing zones released

October 12
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Advertising campaign to begin October 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Delay in regulation of pricing in two Labrador zones
Governments launch new and improved consumer information portal

October 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Official regulation of petroleum pricing into effect 8 a.m. October 15

October 30
Minister Noel announces increased deposit insurance limits during official opening of Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation in Marystown


November 1 
Minister responds to MADD comments regarding ignition interlock systems

November 8
Minister releases committee report on measures to combat impaired driving

November 14
Minister says newspaper ads regarding Insurance Reform are misleading 

November 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Regulation of maximum pump prices and home heating fuel, November 15, 2001

November 23
Deadline approaching for submissions on automobile insurance reforms
Minister asks federal transport minister to assist Canada 3000 customers
Official opening of Petroleum Price Commissionerís Office

November 26
Consumer affairs minister seeks elimination of fuel surcharge

November 28
Electronic Commerce Act


December 4 
First phase of Automobile Insurance Reform complete

December 5
Consumer Christmas refund advisory

December 7
Minister highlights safe driving initiatives

December 13
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - New approach to communications respecting petroleum products pricing

December 14
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Prices released for gasoline, diesel fuel, furnace oil, stove oil and propane

December 18
Survey indicates majority willing to restrict claims to control auto insurance costs
Consumers urged to shop around before signing credit card contracts

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