Statements 1997 -  By Department


Formation of new Premier's Advisory Council on Economy and Technology
Developments respecting northern shrimp fishery
Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Cabinet ministers
Premier pays tribute to late Thomas Curran
Lower Churchill

Development and Rural Renewal

Appointments to Board of Directors Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation
Future of telecentres in the province
Meetings of Commons Fisheries Committee
Collective Enterprise Development Agreement
House of Commons' Fisheries Committee meetings
Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs
Support for development of groomed snowmobile trail system
Information technology advances in Rural Newfoundland and Labrador


Controversy surrounding school designation process in District #5
Clarification regarding teacher layoffs
Learn not to Burn Program extended
Air quality issues in province's schools
Term 17 update
First Ministers endorse vision for Canadian youth
Private training institutions
Funding for new camp at Northwest Pond for Girl Guides of Canada

Environment and Labour

Status of Green Back - Trash to Cash Program
Collective agreement finalized between Newfoundland Transshipment and Newfoundland and Labrador Building and Construction Trades Council
Status of environmental conditions at Come by Chance refinery
Review of the Statutory Review Committee Report of the Workers' Compensation Act
Oil spill response capabilities

Executive Council

Government House Leader responds to editorial on "Arming the RNC"
Human Rights Day
Tribute to former Chief Justice Noel Goodridge
TAGS Program


Provincial Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) rebate for housing in Labrador
Provincial economy shows gains in first quarter
Mid-Year Financial Statement
Use of affidavits in combination with the Red Book valuation system

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Clarification regarding Baie Verte tannery
Seal Fishery
Sealing conference
Marketing of snow crab in Japan
Project to study all aspects of cod farming
Markets for dried squid

Forest Resources and Agrifoods

Province has top per capita Law Enforcement Torch Run in the world
Western Newfoundland Model Forest
Commercial caribou licence issued in Labrador
New conservation officers program
School Milk Program
1997 Silviculture Program

Government House Leader

Legislative Agenda

Government Services and Lands

New Government Service Centre to open in Labrador City/Wabush
ATV regulations


Incentive package for recruitment and retention of rural doctor
Salary increases for rural doctors
National Nurses Week, May 12-18
Cardiac surgery wait list
Drug Awareness Week
Cardiac surgery
Report of Commission of Enquiry into Blood System in Canada
World AIDS Day, December 1
Results of First Ministers meetings
Update on negotiations between government and the NLMA

Human Resources and Employment

Information about National Child Benefit
Post Adoption Services
Training Program for Foster Parents
Labour Market Development Agreement
Criteria for Provincial Student Summer Employment Programs
National Child Day
Income support and strike action

Industry, Trade and Technology

Trade mission to Scotland
Trade mission to Iceland and Ireland
Public Tender Act Consultation Process


Conduct certificates provided free of charge to volunteers of non-profit organizations
Police Week in Canada
The full arming of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
White Ribbon Campaign (Nov28 - Dec6)
Select Committee of House of Assembly to examine arming policy of RNC

Mines and Energy

Premier Tobin announces plans to drill delineation well in the Hebron area of Grand Banks
Information on emergency procedures following gas leak at Hibernia platform

Minister Responsible for Labrador

Labrador Transportation Initiative Fund
Government's response to crisis in Black Tickle

Minister Responsible for Status of Women

Funding for core services at Women's Centres

Municipal and Provincial Affairs

1997/98 Municipal Capital Works Program and Infrastructure Works Agreement
Art Reid regarding review of the rental scale for tenants of Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation
Report on Southlands delayed until January
Property assessments

Tourism Culture and Recreation

1997 Provincial Drama Festival
Ninth park privatized
Tidy Towns program launched in province
Cabot 500 anniversary celebrations
Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Newfoundland T'Railway Council
Update on parks privatization initiative
Response to Auditors General's Report

Works, Services and Transportation

Highway maintenance and snow clearing on the Avalon Peninsula
Air ambulance services in province
Operation of blind trusts
Early tenders for projects funded under Labrador Transportation Initiative Fund
Future provision of passenger and freight service to coastal Labrador
Public Tenders Act Consultation Process

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