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January 4 
NOTE TO EDITORS: Technical briefing on Atlantic Accord

January 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Pre-budget consultations to resume next week

January 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Finance Minister media availability


February 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Finance minister to address Marystown-Burin Chamber of Commerce

February 11
Province announces initiative to collect outstanding debts

Finance 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Finance Minister will comment on federal budget

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


March 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Budget Day set for March 21

March 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Budget 2005 Lock-in

March 21
Newfoundland and Labrador achieves significant deficit reduction in Budget 2005
Licensee levy to be phased out

Budget 2005 announces tobacco tax increase
Government enhances care for seniors with $14.5 million investment
Government enhances support for mental health and addictions

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


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

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



June 29
Atlantic Accord legislation given royal assent


July 6
Government introduces interest relief for outstanding school tax accounts


August 30
Decrease of federal employment presence a disturbing trend


October 19
Pre-budget consultations set to begin next month

October 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference on details of home heating fuel rebate

Increased Home Heating Fuel Rebate announced; almost 25,000 households eligible for assistance

October 27
Finance Minister to present to Expert Panel on Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing


November 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Venue change for Labrador City-Wabush pre-budget consultation

November 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, Finance minister to present mid-year financial update

Williams government reports improved fiscal situation; Province still has highest per capita debt in the country

November 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Date change in Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander pre-budget consultations

November 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce, November 16

November 29
Minister releases province' s financial statements for 2004-05


December 20
Pre-budget consultations wrap up


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