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Executive Council - 2003
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January

January 10
Ministers comment on xwave job reductions

January 14
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to address Business Outlook 2003 Conference, St. John's, January 15

January 15
Survey shows that former residents care about Newfoundland and Labrador
Premier's address to Business Outlook 2003, St. John's Board of Trade

January 21
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to attend First Ministers' Meeting, Toronto, January 22 and 23

January 22
Newfoundland and Labrador companies invited to explore market opportunities in Washington, D.C.  Version franÁaise
The Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada - NOTE TO EDITORS - Meetings with post-secondary students and faculty, St. John's, January 23 and 27

January 23
Premier Grimes comments on draft health accord

January 24
Government pays tribute to Anne Meredith Barry
Ministers comment on Aliant's plan to pursue possible sale of Xwave

January 27
New chair for Central Region Steering Committee of Strategic Social Plan

January 29
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to address the Rotary Club, St. Johnís, January 30
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier available to media, January 29
Spousal travel suspended and under review

January 31
Premier's address to the Rotary Club of St. Johnís

February

February 3
NOTE TO EDITORS - Government officials to give background meeting on health care issues in Newfoundland and Labrador; Premier available for questions
Premier Grimes sets expectation for health meeting with Prime Minister

February 5
Message of condolence from Premier Roger Grimes

February 6
Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada - Document entitled What We Heard released
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier's itinerary for February 6 and 7

February 13
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to address the Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce, February 13

February 14
Moving forward with a vision for continued success
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to hold new conference, St. Johns, February 14
Ministers provide an update on xwaveís remediation plan
Premier thanks ministers for their service

February 17
NOTE TO EDITORS - Swearing-in ceremony, February 17
Premier Grimes announces new Cabinet
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to travel to Central Newfoundland to visit Badger, February 17

February 20
Premier announces new appointments to the Premierís Council on Social Development
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premierís itinerary, February 21
Lieutenant Governor to visit Badger

February 21
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to participate in news conference - Subject: launch of the Anti Environmental Tobacco Smoke Mass Media Campaign, St. John's, February 24
Premier announces executive appointments
Opening date announced for House of Assembly

February 24
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier and Cabinet to meet in Corner Brook, February 25

February 25
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier, Education Minister to celebrate opening of three schools, February 26 and 27

February 26
Premier, Education minister attend ceremonies for school openings

February 28
Town Hall report highlights findings from Eastern Region
Minister Lush plans meetings with federal ministers

March

March 3
NOTE TO EDITORS - Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Showcase, Toronto, March 4

March 4
Premier Roger Grimes and Memorial president Axel Meisen to host Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Showcase

March 6
Minister proclaims International Womenís Day
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier's itinerary, March 6 - March 9
Government reaches agreement with xwave on remediation plan

March 7
A strong voice for women in appointments to Advisory Council on the Status of Women

March 10
Premier pays tribute to Grace Sparkes

March 12
Premier announces senior appointment
Intergovernmental Affairs minister holds meetings in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

March 13
NOTE TO EDITORS - Intergovernmental Affairs Minister available for comment regarding Gander Weather Centre, St. Johnís, March 13
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister comments on downgrading of Gander Weather Office

March 14
Premier Grimes requesting meeting with federal environment minister
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to participate in Grenfell Run, St. Anthony, March 15

March 19
2003 Speech from the Throne
New initiatives to effect better relations with the federal government

March 20
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs to meet with federal counterpart, Ottawa, March 21
Ministerial Statement - Cabinet Committee on Air Policy, Aerospace and the Military

March 24
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister meets with federal counterpart
Premier proclaims Public Service Wellness Week in Newfoundland and Labrador
Committee to survey professionals in Central Newfoundland

March 26
New appointments to Government Caucus
Conversion to NL now includes government Web and e-mail addresses

March 27
Additional funding to hire persons with disabilities
Funding provided to upgrade Financial Management System
Human resource planning to address future employment requirements

March 31
Premier's Tribute to Jacinta Rideout, wife of MHA Tom Rideout
Ministerial Statement - Tabling of annual reports

April

April 1
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference, St. Johnís, April 2 Subject: Release of From the Ground Up

April 2
Report takes big picture look at well-being in Newfoundland and Labrador
Ministerial Statement - From the Ground Up
Whatís the Social Audit telling us about the status of women in Newfoundland and Labrador

April 3
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister to meet with French Prefect of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, St. John's, April 4
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier's itinerary, April 4 and 5
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister submits proposal
regarding Gander Weather Office to federal minister

April 5
Premier, Education Minister attend opening of Baccalieu Collegiate

April 7
NOTE TO EDITORS - Presentation of Youth Advisory Committee first annual report, St. Johnís, April 8

April 10
Intergovernmental Affairs minister to meet 9 Wing Gander base commander, Gander, April 11
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to address Junior Achievement Business Challenge Luncheon, St. John's, April 11

April 14
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister comments on meeting with Base Commander of 9 Wing Gander

April 15
Government disappointed with federal decision to turn down provincial proposal

April 16
NOTE TO EDITORS - Ministers to comment on NLMA arbitration ruling
Government comments on NLMA Arbitration Ruling

April 17
Public servants honoured with awards

April 23
National Volunteer Week, April 27- May 3

April 25
Premier announces appointment to Bull Arm Site Corporation

April 27
Premier and ministers to hold meetings in Ottawa, April 28
Legislature to resume sitting April 30

April 29
Labrador Strategic Social Plan region opens door to the north
Did Minister Byrne support the closure of the fishery?

April 30
Ministerial Statement - Federal decision to close cod fisheries

May

May 1
Ministerial Statement - Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah)

May 2
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to participate in rallies, May 3
Premier calls on parties involved to return to
bargaining table to end strike at Gander and St. Johnís airports

May 5
Minister wants clarification from opposition

May 8
Ministerial Statement - Premier to introduce resolution regarding amending the Terms of Union
Minister comments on reports of reductions at 5 Wing Goose Bay

May 9
Premier tables resolution to negotiate joint management of adjacent fisheries
Government House Leader comments on Budget debate

May 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to participate in FFAW-organized rally, Badgerís Quay, May 12

May 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Debate on joint fisheries management resolution to begin today, May 14

May 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to address Canadian Federation of Students, Ottawa, May 16

May 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: SSP Regional Steering Committee to host official launch, Marystown, May 21

May 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Official opening of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate, St. Johnís, May 21
Regional profile looks at well-being
Joining Forces forum looks for new approaches to human resource planning

May 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: SSP Regional Steering Committee to host official launch, Clarenville, May 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to attend AGM of the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Land Surveyors, St. John's, May 23

May 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, May 26   Subject: Joint Fisheries Management
Premier releases White Paper on Joint Fisheries Management
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Roger Grimes to deliver speech at the St. Johnís Board of Trade Luncheon, St. John's, May 27

May 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Roger Grimes for May 28 and 29
Federal and provincial officials to meet regarding Goose Bay Military Training Program
Sir William Coaker to address Community Building Conference

May 29
Ministers comment on meeting regarding CFB Goose Bay
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premierís speaking engagements, St. Johnís, May 30

June

June 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Community Building on the Avalon, conference has been postponed until this fall, 2003
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to participate in unveiling, June 2, Government House, St. Johnís

June 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Roger Grimes, June 4 and 5
Council of Atlantic Premiers - NOTE TO EDITORS: 8th Session of the council, June 18 - Version francaise

June 5
Province proclaims Police and Peace Officers Memorial Day
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to address NAPE Biennial Convention, St. Johnís, June 6

June 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Roger Grimes, June 7 and June 9

June 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Roger Grimes, June 10 and 11, 2003
Premier Grimes comments on success of meetings in Alberta and British Columbia

June 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: 8th Session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers - Version franÁaise

June 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier available to media, June 12, St. Johnís

June 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak to Labrador North Chamber of Commerce, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, June 13
Premier proclaims Public Service Week in Newfoundland and Labrador
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Roger Grimes for Monday, June 16

June 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Grimes to attend Duke of Edinburghís Awards - Young Canadian Challenge, St. John's, June 17

June 18
Council of Atlantic Premiers - Atlantic Premiers adopt Premier Grimesí proposal

June 19
8th Session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers - Version franÁaise
Minister comments on Aliant's decision to retain xwave

June 20
Government of Canada and Government of Newfoundland and Labrador partner to fund broadband access to rural and remote schools and communities - Version franÁaise

June 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to give keynote address at Voiseyís Bay and Beyond Conference, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, June 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Cabinet to meet in Grand Falls-Windsor, June 26

June 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to accept final report from Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada, June 30, St. Johnís
The Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada - NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference on Commissionís Report, July 2, St. John's
The Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada - Royal Commission completes its work
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Roger Grimes, June 29
Council of Atlantic Premiers - Council announces formation of Atlantic Insurance Harmonization Task Force - Version franÁaise

June 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Grimes, July 1

July

July 2
The Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada - No to Separation! No to Status Quo!
Premier Grimes responds to historic report from the Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Roger Grimes will meet with the Premier of Ontario, Ernie Eves, Ottawa, July 3

July 4
Premier announces appointment of ADM in Tourism, Culture and Recreation

July 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to attend Annual Premiersí Conference, Prince Edward Island, July 9 to11

July 10
Premier pleased with agenda for change

July 11
Premier says Charlottetown meetings forward-thinking and successful
Premiers continue united front on health care

July 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premierís itinerary, July 17

July 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premierís Itinerary, July 19 - July 21

July 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Grimes, July 23-24

July 24
Government contract with xwave protects jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador

July 29
Healthy Communities Project launched

July 30
Premier announces senior appointments

August

August 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier's itinerary for August 4

August 4
Premier offers condolences on the passing of Gordon Winter

August 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Provincial-Federal meeting on fisheries conservation, management and response measures, August 12, Ottawa

August 12
Governments reach agreement

August 13
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to unveil the insignia of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, and launch opening of nominations for the Order, August 14, St. John's

August 14
Premier launches Order of Newfoundland and Labrador nomination process
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference regarding the filling of vacant positions on the Newfoundland Hydro Board, August 15, St. John's

August 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Grimes, August 20 and 21

August 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premierís itinerary for August 25
Premier agrees to debate automobile insurance reform

August 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to address IBEW, August 26
NOTE TO EDITORS - News Conference Subject Auto insurance reform, St. John's, August 26

August 26
Automobile insurance reforms focus on cost reductions and fairness to consumers
Community Accounts vying for top prize in national competition

August 29
Newfoundland and Labrador innovation wins Bronze
Labrador Inuit land claims agreement initialled in St. Johnís

September

September 3
Government has not received any notice of a German withdrawal at CFB Goose Bay
Premier reissues call for debate on insurance

September 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Roger Grimes for September 10

September 11
Remembering September 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Roger Grimes, September 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Roger Grimes, September 12-13

September 12
Premier and minister hold productive meeting with Canadian Federation of Students
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier, September 15
Premier will debate in Corner Brook
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister tours CFS St. Johnís

September 15
Minister proclaims Sexual Violence Awareness Week

September 16
Avalon Region Steering Committee of Strategic Social Plan has new regional planner

September 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to address Senior Golf Championship Dinner, St. John's, September 17

September 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Itinerary for Premier Roger Grimes, September 20 - 22

September 23
Soccer fields and basketball courts up for the count

September 25
Womenís Policy Office to attend meeting of
Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women
Itinerary for Premier, September 25-26
Site unveiled for Grand Falls-Windsor cancer clinic

September 26
Recruiting and retaining skilled women is good business

October

October 1
October, Womenís History Month

October 3
Council of Atlantic Premiers - Report released from The Atlantic Insurance Harmonization Task Force - Version franÁaise

November

November 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Swearing-in ceremony of Premier-designate Danny Williams and his Cabinet, November 6

November 5
Danny Williams announces senior appointments in Premier's Office

November 6
Premier and Cabinet sworn in to form new government in Newfoundland and Labrador
Premier announces external financial review

November 7
Premier announces senior executive appointments

November 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premiers Williams and Charest available to media, St. Johnís, November 10

November 17
Premier encouraged by first meeting

November 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier available to media to discuss meeting with leader of federal Progressive Conservative Party, St. John's, November 24

November 28
Premier congratulates senior official on national honour

December

December 5
Minister recognizes National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 12
Premier congratulates John Efford

December 17
Premier offers condolences on the death of Robert Stanfield

December 18
Premier and Prime Minister meeting in Ottawa today

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