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Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs - 2004
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January 7
Minister urges Ottawa to protect and increase jobs at 5-Wing Goose Bay

January 8
NOTE TO THE EDITORS: Minister to address Labrador Straits Chamber of Commerce's Annual General Meeting

January 14
Parties to the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement issue reminder of revised eligibility criteria and deadline for applying to be on the Official Voters List

January 19
Parliamentary secretary to represent province at meeting with Prime Minister
Prime Minister and Defence Minister meet with Goose Bay delegation


February 2
Ministers impressed with Labrador conference


March 22
Ratification Committee for the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement - NOTE TO EDITORS: Voting day to be announced for ratification of Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement
Ratification Committee for the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement - Official voters list released


May 20
Ministerial Statement - Negotiations to expand Conne River Reserve
Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador and Miawpukek First Nation to negotiate reserve expansion agreement

May 26
Ministerial Statement - Land claims agreement vote

May 27
Ministerial Statement - Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement ratification vote

May 31
Province and Labrador Metis Nation reach forestry agreement
Ministerial Statement - Labrador Metis Nation (LMN) agreement


July 23
Northern Agrifoods Development Strategy released


August 24
Minister reflects on issues facing Labrador and aboriginal people


September 8
Minister attends aboriginal orientation festivities at Memorial University of Newfoundland

September 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister Tom Rideout to appear at the launch of the Career Learning Game

September 21
Minister applauds new aboriginal health care plan


November 3
Progress made on Northern socio-economic development

November 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to represent province at opening of the 2004 Mi'Kmaq Exhibition

November 30
Ministerial Statement - Labrador Metis Nation concerns with LIA land claims agreement


December 6
Premier announces ratification of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act

December 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs to attend Conne River community celebrations

Ministerial Statement - Sharing Hope with Hopedale Campaign

December 9
Miawpukek, Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador begin self-government negotiations

December 14
Ministerial Statement - Update on fuel situation in Rigolet

December 21
Winter trail grooming grants for Labrador awarded

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