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Executive Council - 2002
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January

January 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and ministers to outline government's position on FPI restructuring

January 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier available to comment on federal cabinet changes

January 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference - Strategic partnership initiative

January 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Information session to explore market opportunities in New York - January 21,
St. John's

January 21
Committee announces provincial tour of Strategic Social Plan regions
Premier offers condolences to family and friends of Walter Carter

January 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Working visit by Social Policy Committee of Cabinet for Eastern Region postponed

January 23
Premier pleased with announcement of first oil at Terra Nova
Premier to attend Premiers' Conference in Vancouver
Cabinet committee visits Labrador Region of the Strategic Social Plan

February

February 1
Minister comments on Auditor General's Report

February 6
Cabinet Committee visits Central Region of the Strategic Social Plan

February 7
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians honoured for leadership achievements in women's health
NOTE TO EDITORS: Internal investigation indicates no breach of access to computer

February 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference - Subject: New business operation
Networking sessions focus on Youth

ICT Group to open major customer contact centre in St. John’s

February 13
Social Policy Committee meetings start today in Central Region

February 14
Premier outlines first year’s accomplishments

February 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier meets with Minister Byrne

February 20
Cabinet Committee tours Eastern Region of Strategic Social Plan
Cabinet Committee visits Avalon Region of Strategic Social Plan

February 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to speak on national media misrepresentation

Premier Roger Grimes - Newfoundland and Labrador: Open to responsible business and investment

February 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Meeting of Premier and federal Finance Minister delayed
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and federal minister available to media at 5:00 p.m.

February 25
Cabinet Committee in Avalon and Eastern regions of the Strategic Social Plan

March

March 1
Opening date announced for House of Assembly
Cabinet Committee visits Northeast Avalon Region of Strategic Social Plan

Minister meets with federal ministers in Ottawa

March 6
Ministers visit Northeast Avalon Region of Strategic Social Plan

March 7
Celebrating International Women’s Day, March 8

March 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Budget date announced

March 12
Ministerial Statement - Decision of Court with respect to pay equity for government employees in hospital support sector

March 14
Opening Doors Magazine

Economic Policy and Rural Revitalization Ministers to visit to Stephenville

March 15
Government House leader discusses past House session

March 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier available to media following Speech from Throne - March 19

Premier announces Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening our Place in Canada

March 21
Strategic Social Plan continues innovative approach
Government allocates an additional $50,000 to Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Government has again earmarked funding for Violence Prevention Initiative

March 22
Premier pleased with recommendations from Standing Committee on National Finance

April

April 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference - Subject: Reaction to offshore boundary decision - April 2, St. John's

April 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Swearing-in ceremony, April 4
Premier Grimes announces Cabinet changes

April 10
Premier appoints Parliamentary Secretary for Labrador Transportation Initiatives

April 11
Volunteers make the difference

April 12
2002 Juno Awards set for this weekend

April 15
Premier announces senior executive appointments

Ministerial Statement - Recognizing the passing of Queen Mother

April 18
Ministerial Statement - Tragedy in Afghanistan

April 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Grimes to hold news conference on Royal Commission
Premier outlines details of Royal Commission

April 23
Ministerial Statement - Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening our Place in Canada
Ministerial Statement - Tentative agreement with Nurses Union

April 25
Ministerial Statement - Auditor General named for province

April 30
Premier and Minister send message of support

Ministerial Statement - Public Service Award of Excellence

50 employees receive 2001 Public Service Award of Excellence

May

May 3
Premier to lead delegates to Offshore Technology Conference

May 8
Premier pleased with Offshore Technology Conference

May 10
Norwegian Royalty to visit Newfoundland and Labrador

NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and Minister to meet with federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

May 13
Ministerial Statement - Premier appoints child and youth advocate

Ministerial Statement - Norwegian royal visit

Premier announces province’s child and youth advocate

May 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend opening of English as a Second Language (ESL) Adult Training Centre - May 17, St. John's

Minister attends official opening

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Canadian Council for Refugees conference - May 17, St. John's

May 21
Team Canada Atlantic makes pitch to site selectors

May 22
House of Assembly concludes spring session

May 27
Ratified deal with nurses

May 29
Council of Atlantic Premiers - NOTE TO EDITORS: 6th session - June 10, Pictou Nova Scotia
- Version française
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Francophone Day Celebrations - May 30, St. John's
- Version française

May 30

Minister attends Francophone Day celebrations - Version française
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting - May 31, Moncton

May 31
Western region targets baby boomers and beyond

June

June 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Strategic Partnership Forum - June 4, St. John's

June 4
Province, business and labour join forces to urge federal reform of equalization program

June 5
Minister stresses need for Atlantic collaboration and cooperation

June 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Annual Graduation Ceremonies of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University - June 7, St. John's

June 10
Council of Atlantic Premiers meeting
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Version française
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference - Announcement regarding Voisey’s Bay Project

NOTE TO EDITORS: Technical briefing for Voisey’s Bay Project announcement

June 11
Voisey’s Bay Project to proceed

BACKGROUNDERS - Voisey’s Bay Project

Statement of Principles Voisey’s Bay Project

Statement of Principles - Access sites
Minister announces special sitting of House of Assembly

NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference regarding Voisey's Bay Project - June 12, Placentia

June 12
Premier releases schedule of events relating to Voisey's Bay

June 13
Official Opposition displays lack of understanding on Voisey’s Bay Project

June 14
Government House Leader announces finalized plans for opening House of Assembly

June 15
Premier holds information sessions related to Voisey’s Bay

June 18
Council of Atlantic Premiers - Appointment of Secretary to Council
- Version française
Voisey’s Bay negotiations final - awaiting ratification by legislature

June 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Access North 2002 - June 25, Happy Valley-Goose Bay

June 21
Recreation more than sport in Labrador

June 25
Province announces official air carrier for Access North

June 26
Strategic Social Plan - Calling the community

July

July 2
Premier announces date for Bonavista North by election

July 3
NOTE TO EDITORS - National Conference of School Boards' Congress 2002 - July 4-6, St. John's

July 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and minister to address Canadian Teachers’ Federation Annual General Meeting- July 11, St. John’s

July 12
Premier expresses sympathy on passing of George MacLaren

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister discusses meetings in Ottawa

July 16
Strategic Social Plan - Labrador youth get profile online

July 17
Ministers pleased with report on managing and marketing of 5 Wing Goose Bay

July 19
Premier offers condolence following Air Force crash in Labrador

July 30
Premier to represent province’s concerns at Annual Premiers’ Conference

July 31
Premier welcomes home members of Canadian Forces

August

August 1
Minister meets with new wing commander of 5 Wing Goose Bay

Premier Grimes supports call for new partnership for health care

Premiers Grimes and Landry announce continuance of discussions on development of Gull Island hydro resource in Labrador

August 2
Premier extends condolences to family and friends of Bob French, MHA

August 9
Minister comments on air service to Labrador West

August 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to accept gift from Mayor of Fort McMurray - August 17, St. John’s

August 23
Premier Grimes to attend New England Governors - Eastern Canadian Premiers Conference in Quebec City

September

September 3
NOTE TO EDITORS : Royal Commission to hold news conference - September 4, St. John's

September 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier available to media - September 4, St. John's
Royal Commission releases Research and Consultation Plan - Version française

September 5 
Premier thanks Lieutenant-Governor for his service and welcomes incoming Queen’s representative

September 6
Province disappointed with reduction in Air Canada service

September 10 
Province pleased with Provincial Airline announcement
Premier and ministers meet with Labrador West delegation
Premier to attend ceremony in Gander to commemorate events of September 11, 2001

September 11
Address by Premier at ceremony to commemorate September 11, 2001, Gander;

September 12
Cabinet Committee tours Cormack-Grenfell on final visit to SSP Regions
Eastern Region schedules town hall sessions

September 13
Strategic Social Plan - News conference, Stephenville September 16
Premier announces hiring of Senior Policy Analyst

Province calls on Ottawa to make decision on Labrador Métis land claim

September 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Social Policy Committee of Cabinet visits West Coast
Innovative Web-based system monitors well-being
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to attend launch of The Eider Initiative, September 17, St. John's

September 17
Royal Commission releases details on first public hearings and emphasizes the importance of public input

September 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier visits Carbonear and Harbour Grace areas

September 19
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Premier to participate in event related to Targa Road Rally - September 20, Leading Tickles

September 20
Province recognizes 50th anniversary of CBC television
Date set for installation of Lieutenant-Governor

September 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier’s itinerary - September 24 - 25, Labrador

September 25
Province provides final installment of $1 million commitment to Innu Recreation Centres Campaign Premier pays tribute to Herbert Pottle
Strategic Social Plan -
Premier announces new appointment

September 26
Strategic Social Plan - Premier announces new appointment to Premier’s Council on Social Development

Minister comments on air services in Labrador

September 27
Minister discusses military training in Labrador
Launch of public awareness campaign on health care funding

September 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, October 1, St. John's subject Criterion-Referenced Tests results
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, September 30, St. John's subject: negotiations with the NLMA

October

October 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference to release Criterion-Referenced Tests results has been cancelled
Successful first Royal Commission hearing held in Harbour Breton

NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier addresses Chamber of Commerce - October 2, Paradise

NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference October 1, St. John's  subject: NLMA job action

October 2
Strategic Social Plan - Voluntary Sector joins Northeast Avalon Steering Committee
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to host Ministerial Conference on Francophone Affairs - October 3 and 4, St.John's
NOTE TO EDITORS: news conference - October 2, St. John's subject: NLMA job action
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, October 3, St. John's subject Criterion-Referenced Tests results

October 3
Primary students make tremendous improvements in reading and writing skills
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, October 4, re: French Heritage 2004 celebrations

NOTE TO EDITORS:Premiers itinerary - October 4

NOTE TO EDITORS: news conference - October 3, St. John's subject: NLMA job action
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference post poned - October 4, St. John's
Government leadership is vital to the Canadian Francophonie
- Version française

October 4
Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador join forces to establish a Francophone school and community centre in St. John’s -
Version française
Province announces funding for French Heritage 2004 - Version française
NOTE TO EDITORS: news conference - October 4, St. John's - subject: NLMA job action
Government, NLTA recognize World Teachers’ Day
Joint government action key to Francophone and Acadian communities - Version française
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premiers itinerary - October 6 and 7
Minister to meet with federal Minister of Defence

October 6
Talks with NLMA have broken off

October 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: news conference - October 7, St. John’s subject: legal documents for Voisey’s Bay project
St. John’s Harbour #1 Priority under Strategic Infrastructure Fund

NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers avaliable re: NLMA - October 7, St. John's

Voisey’s Bay Project legal agreements completed

October 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers available re: NLMA - October 8, St. John's
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to address Newfoundland and Labrador Pensioners, Senior Citizens and 50+ Federation convention - October 9, St. John’s

October 10
Ottawa meetings positive and productive says minister
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to participate in opening ceremonies of National Soccer Championships - October 10, St. John’s

October 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend federal/provincial/territorial meeting - October 15 and 16, Winnipeg
Lotek Wireless Inc. to host reception to celebrate national export award - October 15, St. John's
British publication devotes edition exclusively to Newfoundland and Labrador

October 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers available re: NLMA - October 15, St. John's
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to speak at Board of Trade Luncheon - October 16, St. John's

October 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Correction re: location of Premier Grimes’ keynote address today
Government and NLMA continue discussions

October 21
Premier announces date for the Conception Bay South by election
Immigration strategy beneficial for province
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier will participate in official opening - October 22, St. John's
Minister addresses Diplomatic Forum in Halifax

October 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to attend Best in Business Awards Banquet - October 22, Mount Pearl

October 23
Province participating in Networking for Canadians: government @ your service fair - October 25 and 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier will meet with Commissioner Roy Romanow - October 23, St. John's
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier will speak at The Boys and Girls Club - October 24, St. John's
NOTE TO EDITORS: Flag raising cermony to celebrate the 57th anniversary of the United Nations - October 24, St. John's

October 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier will open Die Trac Technical Institute - October 25, Lewisporte

October 29
NOTE TO EDITORS - news conference October 30, St. John's subject - official launch of Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier available to media - October 29, St. John's
Premier responds to outcome of joint ministers’ meeting

October 30
NOTE TO EDITORS - Installation of the Lieutenant Governor November 1, St. John's
Government launches Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation

October 31
Minister honours Nancy Riche

November

November 1
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier's itinerary - November 1 - 4
Fly the Flag of Remembrance Ceremony
NOTE TO EDITORS - Prime Minister to visit Newfoundland and Labrador - November 4, St. John's - Version française
Minister to meet with federal Transport Minister

November 6
Minister discusses meeting with federal Transport Minister
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to tour AMKC offices

November 7
Premier and Minister to release
CareerSearch 2002

November 8
NOTE TO EDITORS - MHAs versus Media Celebrity Hockey Game - November 8, St. John's
Premier and minister release CareerSearch 2002 documents
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to participate in Remembrance Day Ceremony - November 11, St. John's

November 13
Strategic Social Plan - Partners support training and development in Labrador

November 14
Opening date announced for House of Assembly

November 15
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to attend NOIA's Partnership Awards Gala - November 16, St. John's

November 18
Ministerial Statement - Tribute to Robert French and Herbert Pottle
Ministerial Statement - Contributions of outgoing Lieutenant Governor
Ministerial Statement - Gull Island Hydro Project update
NOTE TO EDITORS - Seventh session of Council of Atlantic Premiers - November 22, Fredericton - Version française

November 19
Ministerial Statement - Kyoto Protocol

November 20
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to meet with Deputy Prime Minister

November 21
Ministerial Statement - Potential closure of certain cod fisheries

November 22
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier will attend Council of Atlantic Premiers’ - Novmeber 22, Fredericton
New Chair for SSP Avalon Region
Premiers discuss action on issues of mutual concern - Version française

November 25
2002 Public Accounts (Financial Statements) released
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier and ministers to hold news conference - November 26, Grand Falls- Windsor Subject - timber licences

November 26
Government makes decision on Abitibi Consolidated’s non-renewable licences
Strategic Social Plan - Central Region joins forces to attract professionals

November 28
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier available to media re Romanow Report - November 28, St. John's
Ministerial Statement - Royal Commission on Future of Health Care in Canada

December

December 2
Strategic Social Plan - Survey reaches out to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians living away

December 3
Newfoundland and Labrador representatives emerge from meeting united

December 4
Premier to host annual tree lighting ceremony
Ministerial Statement - Update on meeting regarding cod stocks

December 5
Ministerial Statement - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 11
Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada - Deadline for submissions approaching

December 17
Strategic Social Plan - New chair for Labrador Region
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to welcome choir from Association for New Canadians - December 19, St. John's

December 18
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to attend launch of Health Care Foundation - December 18, St. John's

December 19
Minister highlights report
- Assessing Violence Against Women: A Statistical Profile

December 20
Government House Leader discusses fall House session
All-Party Committee has productive meeting on cod fisheries


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