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Government Services and Lands - 2003
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, OctoberNovember, December

January

January 3
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission makes additional fuel price change

January 6
Minister comments on remarks regarding petroleum products pricing

January 7
Minister Noelís meeting with Petroleum Commissioner

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

January 16
Minister announces Town Hall on insurance

January 17
Minister asks for investigation into complaints of double pricing

January 27
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission to meet with consumer group

January 30
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission staff meets with fuel reseller

February

February 7
Minister responds to comments by auto insurance advocacy group
Minister responds to comments regarding accounting regulations consultation

February 14
Minister to host Town Hall forum on insurance

February 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission releases regulated fuel prices, review update

February 27
Minister Sweeney supports meeting of ministers to discuss securities regulation

March

March 11
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister travels to Happy Valley-Goose Bay

March 13
NOTE TO EDITORS - Petroleum Products Pricing Commission to release review report, St. Johnís, March 14

March 14
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission releases review report


March 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Regulation prices set for March 15 - April 15, review recommendations in effect on go forward basis

March 18
Reminder to public regarding enactment of Bill 15 banning the use of handheld cellular phones while driving

March 21
Minister announces changes to the Lottery Licensing Regulations

March 25
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Market conditions warrant early fuel adjustment

March 31
Ministerial Statement - Bill banning use of hand-held cell phones while driving takes effect

April

April 1
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Price adjustment

April 3
Minister proclaims April as Financial Awareness Month

April 8
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission adjusts gasoline prices

April 10
Ministerial Statement - Update on Petroleum Products Pricing Commission
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to take part in Financial Awareness Month events, Carbonear, April 11

April 11
Minister pleased with impact of consumer advocate PUB hearing into proposed automobile insurance premium increases

April 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - World prices further impact fuels in Newfoundland and Labrador

April 22
Minister announces changes to accounting legislation

April 30
Securities regulators unveil fraud awareness quiz

May

May 1
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commissioner resumes fact-finding tours, May 5

May 2
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission pleased with North Atlantic Refining Ltd. expansion

May 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission releases May 15 regulated fuel prices

May 21
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission resumes east coast fact-finding tour at Placentia-St. Maryís

May 23
Minister Sweeney sounds warning to safeguard personal information
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Non-regulated propane prices brought to commissionís attention

May 29
Minister congratulates Eagle River Credit Union Ltd.

June

June 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend presentation of award by the national highway trucking safety organization CRASH

June 4
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commissioner to meet with town councils about fuel regulation
Minister Sweeney welcomes trucking safety award

June 11
Minister comments on MADD Canada report card grade

June 16
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission releases June 15 regulated fuel prices

June 17
Minister warns investors about investment newsletter

June 26
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commissioner set to continue Avalon fact-finding tour

June 30
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission calls for land transportation study proposals

July

July 8
Minister announces changes to weigh scale protocol

July 11
Crown land public draw for cottage lots

July 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission sets maximum fuel prices effective July 15

July 25
Minister announces draw for Crown Land Cottage Leases
Minister Sweeney reports on meeting of Ministers of Securities Regulation

July 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce August 1 commencement of impaired driving legislation, July 31, Mount Pearl

July 31
Minister announces new impaired driving laws

August

August 11
Minister announces special licence plate recognition for veterans
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Contract awarded for land transportation study

August 12
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commissioner, research team head to coastal Labrador

August 13
Province better than Canadian average in 2003 Roadcheck

August 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission releases maximum prices effective August 15, 2003

August 26
Automobile insurance reforms focus on cost reductions and fairness to consumers

August 27
Minister addresses two insurance reform issues

August 28
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission interrupts regular pricing schedule for gasoline
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Coastal Labrador tour productive for fuel regulation staff

September

September 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission releases maximum prices for regulated fuels

September 16
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commissioner comments on Measurement Canada services

September 25
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Early adjustment made for gasoline prices

September 29
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Distillate fuel prices about to see a significant decrease in province

October 

October 9
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commissioner to meet with Member of Parliament, St. John's, October 16 

October 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission releases maximum prices for regulated fuels

October 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Studded tire use in Labrador region


November

November 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission: Commission releases maximum fuel prices for November 15


November 17
Christmas shopping tips

November 26
Minister clarifies Vehicle Inspection Program issues

December

December 1
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission to attend Measurement Canada review meetings in Halifax

December 9
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Commission to reschedule Measurement Canada sessions

December 15
Petroleum Products Pricing Commission - Maximum fuel prices released effective December 15, 2003

December 24
Use of snow machines and ATVs in certain Labrador communities

December 29
Trucking operations shutdown for safety violations

December 30
Government posts tip sheet against identity theft


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