Executive Council
- 2008
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 8
Premier Announces Appointments to His Office Staff

January 14
Media Advisory:  Premier Available to the Media

January 15
Media Advisory: Meeting of Atlantic Cabinets; Media Accreditation Required (Version française)

January 16
Media Advisory: Premier Available to the Media
Premier Leading Delegation to Meeting of Atlantic Cabinets
Premier Releases Copies of Letters to and from Prime Minister

January 17
Chair and CEO of Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities Appointed
Premier Commends Retiring Senior Employee
Federal Presence Still Not Enough

January 18
Atlantic Cabinets to Collaborate in Key Areas

January 21
Province Congratulates Corner Brook on Successful Bid to Host 2009 ECMA Awards

January 23
Premier Comments on Use of Cell Phone While Driving

January 29
Ministers Outline New Research Project on Impacts of Family Violence

January 30
Media Advisory: Installation of Lieutenant Governor


February

February 1
Violence Prevention Takes Centre Stage for Month of February

February 4
Media Advisory: Rare Painted Caribou Coats to be Unveiled in Labrador
Premier Danny Williams  - Speaking Notes at the Installation of Lieutenant Governor John Crosbie

February 5
Historically Significant, Rare Caribou Coats Unveiled in Labrador

February 8
Relationship Between Voluntary/Non-Profit Sector and Government Topic of Presentations at National Event
Media Advisory: Premier to Attend Duke of Edinburgh C.O.S.T.A Awards

February 13
Premier Comments on Appointment to PUB
Media Advisory: Cabinet to Hold Annual Retreat in Corner Brook

February 18
MediaAdvisory: Premier Williams and Minister Taylor to Tour Marine Institute

February 19
Marine Institute Earning Reputation as a Leader in Ocean Development

February 22
Media Advisory: Premier and Ministers to Attend Team Newfoundland and Labrador Send-Off

February 26
Media Advisory: Premier and Minister to Make Announcement at Site of Daffodil Place
Provincial Government Gives $500,000 to Daffodil Place

February 29
Media Advisory: Minister Hedderson to Present Awards to MUN Volunteers


March

March 3
Minister Marks International Women’s Week 2008
Minister Hedderson Presents Awards to Deserving MUN Volunteers
Minister Calls on Federal Government to Stop Stalling on Commitments to 5 Wing Goose Bay

March 4
Premier Congratulates Gordon Pinsent on Genie Award Win

March 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Address International Women’s Week Banquet

March 6
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend International Women’s Week Luncheon
Media Advisory: Notice of Changes to Events in Stephenville

March 10
Speech from the Throne 2008

March 13
Province Hosts Third Annual Aboriginal Women’s Conference

March 14
Ministers Expresses Condolences

March 25
Government and Community Meet to Tackle Youth Violence
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Violence Prevention Initiative Stakeholders Conference

March 26
Premier Comments on Impact of Credit Crunch in Newfoundland and Labrador

March 31
Literacy Leader to be Recognized
Public Advisory: Public Service Commission’s Second Annual Career Expos to Begin This Week


April

April 7
Senior Appointments Announced

April 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Volunteer Events

April 10
Media Advisory: Premier Williams to Co-chair Public Policy Forum Testimonial Dinner

April 11
Media Advisory: Newfoundland and Labrador to Sign MOU with Iceland

April 14
Newfoundland and Labrador Signs MOU with Iceland

April 15
Media Advisory: Premiers Williams and Okalik Available to Media
Ministerial Statement - Call to Ban Use of Hakapik in Seal Harvest

April 17
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Labrador West Chamber of Commerce

April 22
Province Introduces Amendments to Support Job Protection for Military Reservists
Ministerial Statement - Elimination of the Insurance Premiums Tax

April 23
Province Supports Public Forum to Address Youth Violence

Media Advisory: Minister to Address Participants of Annual Entrepreneurship Conference
Senior Appointments Announced

April 24
Media Advisory: Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec to Sign Agreement with Respect to the Francophonie
Media Advisory: Premier to Attend C.A.R.E Student Assembly at Gonzaga
Province Reaches a Tentative Collective Agreement with CUPE

April 25
Media Advisory: Budget 2008 Lock-in
Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec Sign Agreement with Respect to the Francophonie (Version française)
Minister Celebrates Volunteer Week

April 28
Ministerial Statement - Celebration of National Volunteer Week 2008

April 29
Public Advisory: Youth Volunteer Reception Rescheduled
Securing a Sustainable Future: Budget 2008 A Forward-Looking Fiscal Plan for a Province Destined for Prosperity
Newfoundland and Labrador Continues to Invest to Lead the Country in Poverty Reduction Initiatives
Budget 2008 Targets Opportunities That Foster Development of Knowledge-based Industries
Unprecedented Investment of $673 Million Enhances and Restores Provincial Infrastructure


May

May 2
Media Advisory: Minister Participates in Volunteer Week Activities
Media Advisory: 15th Session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers

May 5
Media Advisory: Minister Hedderson to Speak at Queen’s College Convocation

May 6
Premier Announces Senior Appointments

May 8
Premier Williams Encourages Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to Apply for the Council of the Federation Youth Internship
Media Advisory: Premier and Health Minister Available to Media
Province Well Received at World’s Largest Oil and Gas Show

May 9
Council of Atlantic Premiers - Council of Atlantic Premiers Meet in New Brunswick

May 13
Media Advisory: Celebrating Youth Volunteers
Media Advisory: Premier Williams Available for Photo Opportunity with Ultra Marathon Runner Ray Zahab

May 14
Youth Volunteers the Focus of Celebration

May 20
Ministerial Statement - Tribute to the late Judge Michael J. Monaghan

May 22
Media Advisory: Premier’s Athletic Awards Reception
Media Advisory: Premier and Health Minister to Announce Package of Measures for Pathology and Oncology
Premier Pays Tribute to Newfoundland and Labrador Athletes
Province’s Package for Pathologists to Rival Any in the Country

May 23
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak to Newfoundland and Labrador Rural Development Council

May 26
Prime Minister Must Place Seal Industry on Official Agenda During Upcoming Trip to Europe

May 28
Ministerial Statement - Easter Seals Volunteer Receives National Award


June

June 2
Ministerial Statement - Province Signs Climate Registry

June 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Volunteer Events

June 5
Province Mourns the Passing of Jack Byrne, Member of the House of Assembly for the district of Cape St. Francis
Media Advisory: Government to Launch Development of Youth Retention and Attraction Strategy
Premier Congratulates Cleary on Stanley Cup Win
Province to Develop a Youth Retention and Attraction Strategy

June 6
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Official Opening of New Church

June 9
Media Advisory: Council of the Federation to Meet in Québec City July 16-18, 2008 (Version française)

June 16
Media Advisory: Premier to Bring Greetings and Present Awards at 2007 Public Service Award of Excellence Ceremony
Public Service Award of Excellence Recipients Announced
Media Advisory: Premier Williams to Deliver the Opening Address at NOIA Conference

June 17
Premier Williams to Travel to Qatar
Media Advisory: Minister Hedderson to Tour 9 Wing Gander

June 18
Minister Hedderson Tours 9 Wing Gander

June 26
Media Advisory: Premier to Announce New Chancellor for Memorial University
New Chancellor Appointed for Memorial University

June 27
Province Looking for More Information About Creation of Atlantic Energy Office

June 30
Province Anxiously Awaits Arrival of Stanley Cup
Media Advisory: Premier Williams to Participate in Memorial/ Canada Day Events
Premier Williams Thanks Former Premier and MHA Tom Rideout  for Years of Dedicated Public Service


July

July 2
Media Advisory: Premier to Attend Official Opening of Provincial Sport and Training Centre

July 3
Provincial Sport and Training Centre Officially Opens
Media Advisory: Premier to Announce Provincial Involvement in Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

July 4
Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs to Attend Miawpukek First Nation’s Powwow
Newfoundland and Labrador to be Highlighted at Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

July 8
New Channing Fellow and Deputy Minister Appointed

July 09
New Scholarship Recognizes Legacy of Local Entrepreneur

July 17
New Executive Director and Chair of Human Rights Commission Appointed

July 18
Premier Williams Raises Issues of Concern for Newfoundland and Labrador at Annual Council of the Federation Meeting


August

August 4
Premier Williams Announces Date for By-Elections in the Districts of Baie Verte-Springdale and Cape St. Francis

August 5
Media Advisory: Premier Available to the Media

August 12
Media Advisory: Provincial Government and CUPE to Officially Sign New Collective Agreements

August 13
Provincial Government and CUPE Officially Sign New Collective Agreements

August 14
Media Advisory: Premier to Officially Open New Provincial Addictions Treatment Centre
Newfoundland Labrador Housing - Media Advisory: Government to Announce Funding for Dunfield Park Housing Improvements
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at 7th Annual Charlottetown Shrimp Festival

August 15
New Provincial Addictions Centre Officially Opens in Corner Brook
Newfoundland Labrador Housing - Province Contributes $1.5 Million for Dunfield Park Housing Improvements
Media Advisory: Premier to Attend Closing Ceremonies of Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games

August 18
2008 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games a Success

August 19
Media Advisory: Province and Project Partners to Sign Hebron Agreement

August 20
Newfoundland and Labrador Paralympian off to Beijing
Hebron Agreement Signals New Era in Province’s History

August 26
Public Advisory: Lieutenant Governor’s Garden Party in St. Brides
Premier Williams Acknowledges Enormous Contribution of the Late Dr. Leslie Harris

August 28
Provincial Government Will Cover Impact of Federal Cuts to Arts Programming
Media Advisory: Provincial Government Releases Hebron Documents

August 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Greet World Harmony Run


September

September 4
Minister Announces New Members for Rural Secretariat Regional Councils

September 5
Media Advisory: Premier Available to the Media

September 9
Media Advisory: Premier to Address Board of Trade
Premier Seeks Responses from Federal Party Leaders on Issues of Importance to Newfoundland and Labrador

September 11
Provincial Government Offers Violence Awareness and Action Training
Media Advisory: Swearing-in Ceremony

September 12
Media Advisory: Premier to Bring Greetings at the Exit Rocks The Rock With Mansbridge Gala in Aid of Daffodil Place
Continued Disregard for 5 Wing Not Going to Fly

September 15
Premier to attend Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP)
Provincial Government Partners with Community Groups to Combat Sexual Violence

September 17
Media Advisory: Premier to Address Conception Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

September 18
Premier Receives Letter from Jack Layton Outlining the NDP Position on Provincial Issues

September 19
Media Advisory: Minister Joining Girl Guides for Fun Day

September 22
Media Advisory: Premier Williams and Minister Wiseman Available to Media
Provincial Government Reaches Compensation Agreement with Gynecologic Oncologists
Premier Williams Honours Dr. John Ashton: “A Bold and Irrepressible Champion of Grenfell College

September 24
Media Advisory: Premier and Ministers to Announce Expansion of Footwear Manufacturer in Harbour Grace

September 25
World-Leading Footwear Manufacturer Expands Harbour Grace Facility

September 26
Media Advisory: Major Announcement on Innu Nation Land Claims Negotiations
Innu Nation and Province Reach Historic Agreement


October

October 2
Media Advisory: Premier Available to Media to Comment on Response from Letters to Leaders
Premier Receives Letter from Stéphane Dion Outlining the Liberal Position on Provincial Issues

October 3
Federal Presence in Province Takes Another Hit
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Youth Conference
SIFE Memorial Wins International Competition
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Special Service
Media Advisory: Premier to Attend CIBC Fun for the Cure

October 10
Senior Appointments Announced

October 14
Media Advisory: Premier Available to Discuss Federal Election Results

October 15
Students Eat Rice in Support of International Development Project

October 16
Media Advisory: Premier to Co-Host Reception Celebrating Installation of Sixth Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland
February 26, 2010 is Newfoundland and Labrador Day at Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

October 17
Media Advisory: Ministers to Provide Information on Offer to Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union
Provincial Government Offering Fair Salary Increase to Nurses

October 21
Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations in Carbonear

October 23
Upgrade in Province’s Credit Rating Further Evidence of Strong Fiscal Management

October 24
Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations in Happy Valley–Goose Bay

October 27
Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations in Hopedale

October 28
Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations in Labrador City

October 31
Media Advisory: Swearing-in Ceremony for Cabinet October 31
Premier Announces Changes to Cabinet
 


November

November 3
East Coast Music Association Receives $225,000 in Support from Province
Media Advisory: Premier Available to the Media

November 6
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend O’Donel High School Annual Graduation Exercises

November 7
Students Take Responsibility in Violence Education
Provincial Women’s Advocate Presented with Governor General’s Award

November 10
Media Advisory: Premier to Unveil Plaque Honouring Afghanistan Soldiers

November 11
Province Honours Canadian Soldiers Involved in the Afghanistan Conflict

November 13
Media Advisory: UPDATE - Minister to Address New Canadians at Citizenship Ceremony

November 14
Media Advisory: Premier to Attend Youth Summit in St. John’s
Youth Gather with Stakeholders to Discuss Future
Member Appointed to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board

November 17
Media Advisory: Minister Denine to Tour 5 Wing Goose Bay

November 21
Minister Seeking Women Interested in Serving on Provincial Advisory Council on Status of Women
Media Advisory: Minister Travelling to Labrador for AGM
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay to Reach 41 Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador

November 25
Ministerial Statement - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 26
Media Advisory: Premier to Attend Duke of Edinburgh C.O.S.T.A Awards

November 27
Media Advisory: Premier to Cut Ribbon to Officially Launch Children’s Wish Foundation’s Bus of Wishes Campaign
Information Sessions to Raise Awareness of Violence Against Aboriginal Women

November 28
St. John’s Native Friendship Centre Gets Funding to Prevent Violence Against Women
 


December

December 1
Province Assists Nunatsiavut Government Combat Violence Against Women
Media Advisory: Speakers to Address Violence Against Women at Violence Prevention Conference

December 2
Government and Community Partners Meet to Tackle Violence Against Women

December 3
Public Advisory: Christmas Lights Across Canada Ceremony
Media Advisory: Council of Atlantic Premiers to Convene in Summerside, P.E.I. on December 8

December 4
Assistant Deputy Minister Appointed
Ministerial Statement - Province Honours the Memories of Montreal Massacre Victims

December 8
Premier Encourages Applicants for Athletic Awards
Council of Atlantic Premiers Meet in Summerside

December 11
Media Advisory: New Name and Corporate Identity for Energy Corporation to be Unveiled
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Official Opening of New Training Facility
Nalcor Energy – The Future of Energy Development in Newfoundland and Labrador

December 12
Tentative Agreement Reached with Association of Allied Health Professionals
Tentative Agreement Reached with CUPE Group Homes

December 14
Premier Expresses Condolences to Family of Newfoundland and Labrador Soldier

December 15
Tentative Agreement Reached with NLTA

December 16
Ministerial Statement - Province Introduces Legislation Regarding Abitibi Bowater

Media Advisory: Premier, Ministers and Area MHAs to Meet with Union, Town and Other Officials in Grand Falls-Windsor

December 17
Media Advisory: Ceremony to Rename Arts and Culture Centre in Gander

Arts and Culture Centre in Gander Renamed in Honour of Joseph R. Smallwood

December 18
Funding Promotes Journey of Healing Among Innu Women

December 22
Regular Release of Ministerial Expense Reports Begins Today

December 23
Provincial Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with NAPE

Lieutenant Governor Message of Condolence 

December 24
Premier Announces Appointment

December 31
Premier Announces ADM Appointments
 


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