Government Services and Lands - 2002
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 3
Minister comments on PUB Automobile Insurance Rate Benchmark

January 9
Maximum allowable pricing to be announced January 15, 2002

January 11
Minister Noel invites Atlantic counterparts to St. John's to discuss increasing insurance costs

January 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Prices released for gasoline, diesel fuel, furnance oil, stove oil and propane

January 18
Minister Noel asks federal government to eliminate levies imposed on air travelers

January 21
Minister trying to help lower credit card interest rates

January 24
Minister Noel addresses removal of Board of Directors of Labrador Savings Credit Union

January 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference - January 28 - Subject: Government reponse to Domestic Fuel Oil Spill Prevention Report

January 29
Minister Noel meets with mayors of Mt. Pearl, Paradise and St. Johnís to discuss automobile insurance reform

January 30
E-commerce vehicle registration renewal site exceeds $1 million in transactions

February

February 7
Minister Noel welcomes federal justice ministerís concern about cell phones and driving

February 12
Atlantic ministers responsible for automobile insurance to meet in St. Johnís

February 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Prices released for gasoline, diesel fuel, furnance oil, stove oil and propane

February 19
Noel says regulations regarding spillage from fish products to be strictly enforced

February 21
Minister Noel asks for hold on proposed Cable TV rate increases

February 22
Noel says trucking industry given plenty of time to comply with fish spillage enforcement

March

March 6
Minister to host town hall meeting on automobile insurance

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to release review of responses to automobile insurance consultation paper and discuss plans for town hall on automobile insurance

Minister meets with FFAW officials to discuss marine insurance concerns

March 8
Minister reports on public response to consultation paper on automobile insurance

March 11
Minister rejects law firm advertisement

March 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: Town Hall meeting tonight re. Automobile Insurance, St. John's
Insurance industry unhappy with government proposal

March 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Prices released for gasoline, diesel fuel, furnance oil, stove oil and propane
Noel advises consumers to check fees before using white-label ATMs

March 21
Atlantic Ministers meeting in St. Johnís on automobile insurance issues

March 22
Atlantic ministers responsible for regulation of insurance industry meet in St. Johnís - Version franÁaise

April

April 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference - Subject: N
ew measures to deal with spillage from fish transport trucks on provincial highways - April 1, St. John's
Government and industry agree to end spillage from fish transport trucks
Minister Noel proclaims April as Financial Awareness Month

April 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Financial Awareness Month

April 3
North American project part of Financial Awareness Month activities

April 10
Complaining just got a whole lot easier

April 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Price adjustments effective April 15, 2002

April 17
Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation - Outlines status of action to amalgamate credit unions

April 18
Charges laid under Direct Sellers and Trade Practices acts

April 30
Government introduces bill to ban use of hand-held cell phones by drivers while driving

May

May 1
Bill to provide for appointment of auto insurance consumer representative

May 7
Minister Noel tables Public Utilities Board Report

May 8
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Energy Forum on Energy of the 21st Century

Minister meets with fundraising association to discuss ticket lottery rules

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister's presentation to Estimates Committe
e

May 10
Province getting tougher with impaired drivers

May 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Prices released for gasoline, diesel fuel, furnance oil, stove oil and propane

May 17
Minister outlines action to deal with Solo prepaid cell phone changes

May 23
Minister says Aliant agrees to change policy on Solo prepaid cell phone services

May 31
Minister Noel says CRTC decision good news for consumers

June

June 4
Bingo licences not being revoked

June 6
Change essential to control automobile insurance rate increases

June 7
Public draw for cottage lots

June 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Petroleum prices

June 17
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Attorney General for the state of Hawaii to visit province

June 20
Minister Noel says new Life Licence Qualification Program will benefit consumers

July

July 10
Bingo regulations amended

July 12
Public draw for Crown land remote cottage lots

July 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Petroleum prices

July 26
Public Accountancy Act under review to provide further protection to consumers

Arbitration plan can help solve car problems

July 30
Government working to make driving safe and affordable

August

August 14
Joint On-line Registration Pilot - Implementing improved efficiency in incorporation registrations and annual return filings

August 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Regulated fuel prices established for August15 - September 15, 2002

August 30
Minister Noel asks Cooperators Insurance to stop "highly inappropriate" action

September

September 6
Provincial ministers discuss transportation and safety issues with Atlantic colleagues

September 10
Noel says Ottawa and the provinces should consider banning cell phone use by drivers

September 10
Address by Minister Noel at a ceremony held at St. John's City Hall;

September 16
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Regulated fuel prices established for September15 - October 15, 2002

October

October 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Petroleum Products Pricing Commission set to release report

October 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Regulated fuel prices released for October 15 - November 15, 2002
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission releases Marine Tanker Freight Cost Study results

October 24
Minister wants insurance companies to reconsider terrorism exclusion clauses

October 25
Minister wants PUB insurance hearing held after consumer advocate appointed

October 29
Securities Commission participates in national essay contest

November

November 8
Minister issues advisory regarding homeownersí insurance

November 13
Minister appoints advocate to represent consumers at PUB auto insurance rate hearing

November 14
Minister responds to insurance concerns raised at St. Johnís City Council meeting

November 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission releases November 15 to December 15 regulated fuel prices

November 22
Minister welcomes support for proposed cell phone legislation

November 27
Minister comments on New Brunswick Insurance Report

November 28
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Fuel-price adjustment for some coastal Labrador communities

November 29
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Educational brochure provides insight into fuel regulation
Consumer Christmas refund advisory

December

December 5
Ministerial Statement - National Safe Driving Week - December 1 to 7
Preliminary report on Choice System of automobile insurance

December 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Fuel prices set for next 30 days

December 16
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference - December 17, St. John's Subject - Automobile insurance reform bill

December 17
Minister explains automobile insurance reform bill

December 20
Bill passed to limit cell phone use by drivers
Minister comments on Insurance Bureau of Canadaís assessment of Bill 28


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