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Executive Council - 2005
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 3
Flags at half-mast in recognition of tragedy in Asia

January 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Technical briefing on Atlantic Accord

January 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference at 11:30 a.m. Subject: EOI for Lower Churchill
Premier releases Request for Expressions of Interest and Proposals for development of Lower Churchill hydro resource

Canadian flag restored to provincial government buildings

January 12
AMEC selected to develop provincial innovation strategy

January 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Finance Minister media availability

January 14
Premier congratulates Lt.-Gen. Rick Hillier

January 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Signing of Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement and other agreements

January 18
Government amends xwave agreement, invests $2.4 million in IT industry

January 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Williams to address Business Development Summit 2005

January 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Postponement of historic signing ceremonies in Nain

January 22
Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement signed
Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Labrador Inuit Association sign agreements to establish Torngat Mountains National Park reserve
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador apologizes to relocatees

January 25
Premier expresses concern regarding IOCC hiring practices for Labrador West

January 26
Government welcomes Auditor General’s report
NOTE TO EDITORS - Media statement, January 26. Subject: Atlantic Accord

Premier issues statement regarding Atlantic Accord discussions with the federal government

January 27
Premier and government focus attention on Atlantic Accord discussions

January 28
Minister recognizes 25th anniversary of Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women

January 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to hold news conference. Subject: Details of the Agreement in Principle on the Atlantic Accord
Premier Williams secures new deal for Newfoundland and Labrador
on offshore resources

February

February 1
February is Violence Prevention Month

February 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Social Policy Committee of Cabinet to meet in Stephenville Area
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Williams to address The Empire Club of Canada

February 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to attend Change of Command Ceremony in Ottawa

February 4
Premier Danny William’s address to the Empire Club of Canada, February 3, 2005
Premier congratulates Newfoundlander and Labradorian on appointment as new Chief of the Defence Staff

February 10
Premier announces resignation of Bill Rowe

Advisory of broadcast times of Premier Williams February 3, 2005 speech
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, February 14. Subject: Signing ceremony for offshore revenues agreement
Provincial government demonstrates commitment to Harbour Breton

February 11
Province announces initiative to collect outstanding debts

February 14
Prime Minister and Premier celebrate new revenue sharing arrangement      (Version française)
Minister proclaims Women’s Institute Week

February 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to officially open MRI Suite
Premier Williams officially opens MRI suite
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to hold meetings in Corner Brook

February 23
Senior executive appointments made

February 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Finance Minister to Address NOIA Luncheon

February 25
Ministers to hear from key stakeholders on Violence Prevention Initiative

February 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier availableto media at 11 a.m.
Premier Williams travels to Washington to participate in National Governors Winter Conference 2005
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador releases Fixed Link Pre-Feasibility Report
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister Burke to comment on stakeholder consultation session

March

March 3
Provincial Cabinet to hold meetings in Labrador
Premier Williams pleased to meet with newly appointed Ambassador McKenna

March 4
Premier and minister express condolences

March 7
Premier Williams announces senior appointment to Ireland Business Partnerships
Minister proclaims International Women’s Day

March 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, March 8. Subject: Major initiatives for Labrador
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend International Women's Day luncheon
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce details of Rural Secretariat
Premier and Cabinet announce $56 million in funding for Labrador initiatives

March 9
Rural Secretariat councils will help regions advance social and economic development

March 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference, Subject: Funding for school capital maintenance and repairs
Government announces major maintenance commitment for schools

March 11
Premier announces two ministers assuming new Cabinet responsibilities
Premier expresses condolences on the passing of Dr. Noel Murphy

March 15
Government reaffirms commitment to tuition freeze
Premier Williams says Speech from the Throne focuses on culture, economic development and social issues
Speech from the Throne - New Future, A Renewed Pride

March 17
Ministerial Statement - Meet the Francophone Community Day

March 21
Newfoundland and Labrador achieves significant deficit reduction in Budget 2005

Budget 2005 affirms commitments to Labrador development
$2.4 million to support the growth of cultural industries
Government announces funding for violence prevention and women’s centres
Economic growth and diversification an investment in our future

IT Investments: Modernizing government
Government makes new investment to curb salmon poaching
Budget 2005 builds on infrastructure commitments

March 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Finance Minister to address Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade

March 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Finance Minister to address St. John’s Board of Trade

March 29
Deadline for Rural Secretariat nominations extended to April 29

March 30
Alternate Health and Community Services Minister announced

Premier Williams welcomes Ontario and Quebec joint response to Expressions of Interest on development of the Lower Churchill 

April

April 3
Premier expresses condolences at Pope’s passing


April 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier available to media
Premier Williams pleased with response to Request for Expressions of Interest and Proposals on Lower Churchill development

April 5
Premier announces senior appointment for Labrador

April 6
Premier Williams announces new appointments

April 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference. Subject: Details of US missile

April 11
Loyola Sullivan to serve as alternate Minister of Health and Community Services

April 12
Ministerial Statement - 25th Anniversary of the Marathon of Hope

Ministerial Statement - Into the North

April 13
Premier comments on deputy minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs position

NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to speak at St. John's Women's Network Dinner

April 14
Premier Williams pleased to receive requested assurances from federal government on safety of offshore vessels during launch of Titan IV rocket

April 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Finance Minister to address Mount Pearl Chamber of Commerce

April 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to participate in open forum discussion at Regional High School in Corner Brook

April 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to meet with Concerned Citizen's Committee of Fortune

April 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to address Rotary Club of St. John’s

April 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Finance Minister to address CBS Chamber of Commerce

Premier announces senior executive changes

April 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: First annual Premier's Athletic Awards reception, April 27, St. John’s

Premier's Athletic Awards recipients named

April 28
Ministerial Statement - Council of the Federation Youth Internship Program

Premier and ministers meet with FPI

May

May 2
Closure of Confederation Building Complex and Petten Building

May 3
Court injunction issued

Premier promotes Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil and gas industry at international conference
Premier expresses condolences on the passing of Edgar Baird

May 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Tree-Planting: Year of the Veteran

Upgrade in credit rating confirms government making wise financial decisions

May 5
Ministerial Statement - Year of the Veteran

May 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Williams available to the media

Premier advances government's vision for offshore with key industry players

May 11
New literacy award program announced

May 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and Acting Minister of Health to attend an early learning and child care event

May 13
Moving Forward: Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador sign Agreement on Early Learning and Child Care

May 16
Government creates new Public Service Secretariat and restructures Department of Finance

May 17
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier to announce site selection for Corner Brook long-term care facility

May 18
Sites selected for Corner Brook long-term care facility

May 19
Ministerial Statement - FPI

NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference, May 20. Subject: Vote in the House of Commons

May 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier available for photo opportunity, May 27, Marble Mountain

Government consults with community stakeholders on future of Marble Mountain Resort

May 30
NOTE TO EDITORS : Premier and Minister to participate in the Atlantic Canada Oil and Gas Summit

Premier extends best wishes to Roger Grimes
Government to support research into women in music

May 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to hold news conference

Premier announces establishment of Business Advisory Board

June

June 1
Premier announces date for by-election in Exploits

NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier available to media

June 3
Premier announces senior executive appointments

Provincial government committed to assisting Harbour Breton in a meaningful way
Expressions of Interest called for long-term care facility in Corner Brook

June 7
Social Policy Committee of Cabinet to visit Central

Premier discusses Harbour Breton situation with Prime Minister
Premier Williams meeting with New England Governors

June 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Williams to meet with representatives from Harbour Breton

NOTE TO EDITORS: 11th session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers   (Version française)

June 10
Premier Williams congratulates Dr. Max House and Sister Elizabeth Davis on Order of Canada appointments

June 13
Premier proclaims Public Service Week

NOTE TO EDITORS: Several changes in assignment of communications directors

June 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: 11th Session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers representation from Newfoundland and Labrador              (Version française)

June 15
11th Council of Atlantic Premiers      (Version française)

Minister at meeting of the Council of Atlantic Premiers

June 16
Premier requests meeting with federal ministers on Harbour Breton

June 17
Premier pleased Bill C-43 passed in House of Commons

June 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Williams to address Energy Council meetings

June 28
Remember our veterans on Memorial Day

Premier announces appointment of new Parliamentary Secretary

June 29
Minister supports new phase of "Into the North" project

Atlantic Accord legislation given royal assent

June 30
$1.25 million immediately available for Harbour Breton from province

July

July 4
Government invests $1.05 million in medical equipment for Burin

NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to receive ceremonial  cheque for Atlantic Accord deal, July 5

July 5
Premier announces special assistant and Office of the Premier in Labrador

July 7
Premier expressed condolences, shock at events in London

NOTE TO EDITORS: Flags at Confederation Building lowered in respect

July 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Government to rename Grand Falls-Windsor Arts and Culture Centre in honour of Gordon Pinsent

July 10
Statement by Premier's Williams on the passing of former Premier Frank Moores

July 12
Public invited to sign book of condolence for the family of former Premier Frank D. Moores

Child and Youth Advocate appointed
Government renames the Grand Falls-Windsor Arts and Culture Centre in honour of Gordon Pinsent
Statement from Lieutenant Governor on the passing of former Premier Frank Moores
NOTE TO EDITORS: Media attendance for funeral of former Premier Frank D. Moores

July 13
Premier appoints new deputy minister for Department of Business

July 15
Prime consultant selected for Corner Brook long-term care facility

July 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Clayton Forsey to be sworn-in

July 20
NOTE TO EDITORS:  29th Annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Theme: Choosing our Future

July 22
Premier announces appointment of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro CEO

NOTE TO EDITORS: Provincial Cabinet to meet in Stephenville

July 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to hold news conference   Subject: Decisions by Abitibi Consolidated Inc.
Government outraged by Abitibi decisions

July 29
Province expresses displeasure at further loss of federal presence

August

August 2
Premier announces three senior appointments 
Minister supports efforts to increase women's participation in elections 

August 4 
August 9, 2005 is Peacekeepers’ Day   

August 8
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference, August 8  Subject: Completion of phase one of  Expressions of Interests and Proposals (EOI) for development of Lower Churchill hydro resource
Premier announces results of phase one of Expression of Interests process
for Lower Churchill development

Premier to attend Council of the Federation meeting

August 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: Secondment of Assistant Secretary to Cabinet (Communications)
Premier Williams to chair Energy Council

August 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: New England Governors-Eastern Canadian Premiers conference

August 19
Premier Williams to host Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP)

August 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to announce the next step in government’s Red Tape Reduction Strategy

August 25
Minister announces Rural Secretariat regional council members, provincial council chair

August 26
Women in municipal government sessions a success

NOTE TO EDITORS: 29th Annual New England Governors-Eastern Canadian Premiers

August 29
New England Governors - Eastern Canadian Premiers conference a success

September

September 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Changes in assignment for communications personnel

September 9
Public Service Award of Excellence recipients announced
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ground-breaking ceremony for long term care facility, Clarenville

September 12
Site preparation to begin for Clarenville long-term care facility

Minister proclaims Girl Guide Membership Registration Week
Premier declares September 12-16 Sexual Violence Awareness Week

September 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to travel to Toronto

September 14
Irish prime minister to visit province

September 15
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference, September 16. Subject: Irish Prime Minister's visit

Premier announces new Ireland Business Partnerships advisory board

September 16
Taoiseach Ahern, Premier Williams highlight Irish-Newfoundland and Labrador initiatives

September 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, September 22. Subject: Abitibi Consolidated

Extensive negotiations with Abitibi unable to produce resolution

September 28
Province encouraged by meeting with federal minister

September 29
Premier Williams extends best wishes to Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm

September 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Emerging Issues on the Forest Horizon Conference in Corner Brook

Minister reports on meetings of ministers responsible for the status of women
Contract awarded for Corner Brook long-term care facility

October

October 4
Minister provides update on gender balance within government

October 5
First Commissioner of Lobbyists appointed; Lobbyist Registration Act to be proclaimed October 11

New Chair of Public Service Commission appointed

October 6
12th session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers  (Version française)

October 12
Twelfth meeting of the Council of Atlantic Premiers   (Version française)

October 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend F/P/T Ministerial Conference on Francophone Affairs, Regina

October 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to attend award ceremony
Ministerial Conference on Francophone Affairs - Strengthening Canadian Francophonie  
(Version française)

October 20
Order of Newfoundland and Labrador recipients announced

Ministers comment on Supreme Court Decision

October 21
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to attend Eleganza 2005, October 22

October 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier available to media   Subject: Abitibi Consolidated Inc.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to address Rural Secretariat
Premier, Minister to meet with Rural Secretariat regional councils
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to turn sod for Corner Brook long-term care facility

October 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to address International Oil and Gas Symposium

Ceremonial sod turning for Corner Brook long-term care facility
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference   Subject: Abitibi Consolidated Inc.
Government reaches framework of an agreement with Abitibi

October 27
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Minister to celebrate Women and War event with grade eight students

October 28
Premier commends Jack Harris for years of service

Minister celebrates Women’s History Month with grade eight students

November

November 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: Fly the Flag of Remembrance Ceremony

November 2
Premier announces senior appointment for Labrador

NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference to announce investment in health care services
Enhancing health care services on the Burin Peninsula

November 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: Investiture ceremony for the recipients of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador

Marble Mountain receives more than half a million to improve ski conditions
NOTE TO EDITORS: Swearing-in ceremony
Premier announces new Cabinet appointments

November 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier Williams and Premier Campbell available to the media

November 10
NOTE TO EDITORS:  News Conference, November 10. Subject: Energy Plan Discussion Paper

Honour our Veterans
Order of Newfoundland and Labrador recipients invested today
Government launches Energy Plan discussion paper and consultations

November 14
Premier consults with Aboriginal stakeholders leading up to First Ministers’ Meeting

NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and Minister announce funding support for Hopedale Women’s Shelter
NOTE TO EDITORS: Public meeting in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, November 14
Women in Hopedale get additional help to escape violence

November 15
Premier appoints new President and Chief Executive Officer, Bull Arm Site Corporation

November 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to greet APEC Outlook 2006 Conference, November 18

November 18
Government announces a salary increase for some public sector workers

November 22
Premier Williams commends John Efford for 20 years of public service

Ministerial Statement - Report on federal government presence

November 23
Atlantic Canada Premiers to promote Atlantic Canada’s business environment to Calgary Chamber of Commerce     (Version française)

November 25
Premier Williams expresses sympathy following Belleoram tragedy

November 28
Ministerial Statement - First Ministers Meeting on Aboriginal Peoples

NOTE TO EDITORS: Nunatsiavut Government comes into effect December 1, 2005 in Nain

November 29
Labrador representative appointed to Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Ministerial Statement - Federal election

December

December 2
Executive appointments announced

December 6
Ministerial Statement - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Ministerial Statement - Hockey Day in Canada

December 7
Ministerial Statement - Provincial Branding Strategy

Ministerial Statement - Year of the Veteran

December 8
Funding for violence prevention projects Aboriginal women and children

Premier extends condolences to the families of Coast Guard employees killed in tragic accident

December 12
Ministerial Statement - Congratulations to Gushue Rink

December 13
New Corner Brook long-term care facility to be province’s first “Green Building”

December 15
Senior executive appointments named

NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and Minister available to media, Subject: Abitibi Consolidated

December 16
New Channing Chair named

December 22
Minister pleased with ratification of NAPE agreements

December 28
Premier expresses condolences on the passing of Senator C. William (Bill) Doody


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