The Canadian Press News Agenda for Oct. 6 – CP

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The Canadian Press News Agenda for Oct. 6 – CP

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 2015343 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Oct 6, 2015

EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Oct. 6 as of 3:30 a.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local unless otherwise noted. Queries about these events and stories in The Canadian Press report should be directed to the departments listed below (all phone numbers 416 area code):

Main Desk (National News) 507-2150; World Desk 507-2165; Sports Desk 507-2154; Ontario Desk 507-2159; Photo Desk 507-2169; Specials Desk (Syndicated Copy) 507-2152; IT Desk (Technical Trouble) 507-2099 or 800-268-8149

ATLANTIC

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Paul Davis and Susan Sullivan, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, launch the second phase of the Provincial Government Violence Prevention Initiative. (10 a.m. at E.B. Foran Room, City Hall)

HALIFAX _ Elie Phillip Hoyeck faces a charge of criminal negligence causing death in the case of 58-year-old Peter Kempton’s death. Kempton died from burns after a car he was working on burst into flames in September 2013 at Hoyeck’s auto body shop. It is the first use of the so-called Westray law in Nova Scotia. (9 a.m. at Dartmouth Provincial court, Pleasant Street)

HALIFAX _ Justice Minister Diana Whalen hosts the 8th annual Medal of Bravery Award Ceremony. Premier Stephen McNeil will present this year’s recipients with their awards. Award recipients are available to speak with media between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. A photo opportunity will follow the ceremony. (11 a.m. at Red Room, Province House, 1726 Hollis St.)

HALIFAX _ A special ceremony onboard the HMCS Sackville is held to present the Shearwater Aviation Museum with the Foss brothers’ flag for their WWI collection. (12 p.m. at HMCS Sackville, adjacent to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic)

QUEBEC

BERTHIERVILLE, Que. _ Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe has a photo op. (5:15 p.m. at Club de golf de Berthier, 1840 Grande-Cote)

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. _ Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe holds news conference on rail safety. (2:15 p.m. at 115 Frederic)

xy-GRANBY, Que. _ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to have a photo op. (3:45 p.m. at Cafe de la Brulerie, 4 de la Gare St.)

L’ASSOMPTION, Que. _ Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe has a photo op. (6:45 p.m. at Restaurant La Brulerie du Roy, 271 Blvd. De L’Ange-Gardien)

xy-MONTREAL _ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to make an announcement. (9 a.m. at Montreal Olympic Stadium, 4581 Sherbrooke St. East)

xy-QUEBEC _ The lawyer for former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault appears in court to try to have her freed and to seek leave to appeal the prison sentence she received last week. Thibault was sentenced to 18 months in jail on fraud and breach of trust charges. (9:30 a.m. at Quebec Court of Appeal)

SAINT-HYACINTHE, Que. _ Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe has a photo op. (11:45 a.m. at Restaurant Lussier, 2005 Saint-Pierre W.)

SAINT-JEROME, Que. _ A trial continues for Guy Turcotte, who faces two charges of first-degree murder in the deaths of his two children. (9:30 a.m. at Courthouse)

xy-SHERBROOKE, Que. _ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to attend a rally. (5:45 p.m. at Delta Sherbrooke Hotel and Conference Centre, 2685 King St. West)

VARENNES, Que. _ Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe has a photo op. (8:30 a.m. at Restaurant Pizzeria Varennes, 2386 Marie-Victorin)

OTTAWA

OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the Canadian international merchandise trade figures for August. (8:30 a.m. at www.statcan.gc.ca)

y-OTTAWA _ Official welcoming ceremony for Supreme Court of Canada Justice Russell Brown. (10:30 a.m. at Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington St., Main Courtroom)

ONTARIO

TORONTO _ Coroner’s inquest into house fires in East Gwillimbury, Ont., which claimed four members of the Dunsmuir family, and in Whitby, Ont., which killed three teenagers. Through Oct. 23.

TORONTO _ An inquest into the death of Zoltan Hyacinth, a 23-year-old man who died on March 17, 2013, during an altercation with Toronto police. Through Oct. 16.

TORONTO _ The Fraser Institute releases a new study comparing and contrasting the changes in public and private school enrolment, by province, between 2000-01 to 2012-13. (5:30 a.m. at www.marketwired.com)

TORONTO _ Twitter harassment case against Gregory Elliot is back in court. (9 a.m. at Old City Hall, 60 Queen St. W.)

TORONTO _ Town hall meeting to discuss Ontario Power Generation’s proposal to build an underground nuclear waste disposal facility in Kincardine, Ont., about one kilometre from the Lake Huron shore. Among the attendees are Toronto Councillor Mike Layton, David Suzuki Foundation’s Dr. Faisal Moola, Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley and Michigan Senator Phil Pavlov. (7 p.m. at Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers, 100 Queen St. W.)

TORONTO _ Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s itinerary: 7:40 a.m., delivers remarks at the Women in Agriculture Conference, (Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square); 10:30 a.m., attends Question Period, (Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park); 12 p.m., attends a caucus meeting, (Government Caucus Room, Room 247, Main Legislative Building); 4 p.m., takes part in a GTHA Mayors Meeting, alongside Ministers Del Duca and McMeekin, (Ontario Room), media availability to follow, (Superior Room, MacDonald Block, 900 Bay St.).

xy-WHITBY, Ont. _ Conservative Leader Stephen Harper to give a speech. (9:30 a.m. at Global Emissions Systems Inc., 1700 McEwen Dr.)

PRAIRIES

CALGARY _ Education Minister David Eggen provides an update on school projects currently underway. (10 a.m. at McDougall Centre, 455 6 St. S.W.)

CALGARY _ Trial for Nicholas Rasberry who is charged with second-degree murder in the May 2013 stabbing death of neighbour and teacher Craig Kelloway, who had recently moved to the neighbourhood. To Oct. 30 (Court of Queen’s Bench)

EDMONTON _ The Alberta royalty review panel holds a community input session. (5:30 p.m. at TBA)

x-EDMONTON _ Alberta auditor general’s report released via office’s website (www.oag.ab.ca) at 10 a.m. Teleconference media availability with Merwan Saher at 1:30 p.m.

DAUPHIN, Man. _ Cpl. Jason Prettie in court to face charges involving two guns from a crime scene found in his possession. (Provincial court)

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. _ Southern Chiefs Organization holds its annual chiefs summit. (5008 Crescent Road West)

WINNIPEG _ Manitoba Finance Minister Greg Dewar holds pre-budget consultations. (7 p.m. at Valley Garden Community Centre, 218 Antrim Rd.)

SASKATOON _ Olympian Clara Hughes speaks to University of Saskatchewan students about mental health. (6:30 p.m. at TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre)

xy-SASKATOON _ Conservative Leader Stephen Harper to make a speech. (6:30 p.m. at Nu-Fab Building Products, 701-45 St. West)

BRITISH COLUMBIA

KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ Second-degree murder trial for Damien Taylor, accused of killing 16-year-old CJ Fowler. Through Nov. 6. (10 a.m. at Courtroom 5C, Kamloops Law Courts, 455 Columbia Street)

MAYNE ISLAND, B.C. _ Green Party Leader Elizabeth May to attend an all candidates forum. (1:30 p.m. at Mayne Agricultural Hall, 430 Fernhill Rd.)

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. _ James Moore and Stockwell Day will highlight the benefits of the Trans Pacific Partnership for British Columbians. Media should arrive by 9:15 a.m. (9:45 a.m. at 10 Pemberton Ave.)

SIDNEY, B.C. _ Author and killer whale expert Erich Hoyt speaks as part of Orca Tour 2015, marking the growing collaboration between British Columbia organizations and The Whale Trail, a model for conservation. (7:30 p.m. at Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, 9811 Seaport Place)

xy-SURREY, B.C. _ NDP Leader Tom Mulcair to attend town hall and have media availability (8:15 a.m. at Bear Creek Pavilion, Bear Creek Park, 13700 – 88th Ave.)

SURREY, B.C. _ An honorary degree is awarded to Olympic medallist and soccer star Christine Sinclair. (1:45 p.m. at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 12666 72nd Avenue)

x-VANCOUVER _ Eighteen First Nation and environmental groups are in the Federal Court of Appeal to challenge of the federal government’s approval to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. (9:30 a.m. at Federal Court of Appeal )

VANCOUVER _ The ANCA World Autism Festival spotlights the abilities and talents of the International Autistic Community, with award nominees and delegates from 25 countries. Through Oct. 6. (Performance Works Theatre on Granville Island)

VANCOUVER _ International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics World Congress, with topics including reproductive health, rights of migrants, and immunization during pregnancy. Through Oct. 9. (9 a.m. at Vancouver Convention Centre)

VANCOUVER _ Vancouver-based think-tank Aha! releases its second report, “Political Poker: Ranking Parties Since 1981,” examining 11 fiscal and economic outcomes of 80 provincial governments over three decades. (4:30 a.m.)

VANCOUVER _ BC Securities Commission holds a hearing into allegations that Rui (“Roy”) Figueiredo, the sole director of a rent-to-own real estate business, defrauded an investor of $81,000. (9 a.m. at BC Securities Commission, 1200 – 701 W. Georgia Street)

x-VANCOUVER _ Green Party Leader Elizabeth May holds a press conference to discuss the Green Party’s plan to protect Canada’s coasts from risky pipelines and tanker schemes. May will be joined by candidates Dr. Lynne Quarmby (Burnaby North – Seymour) and Ken Melamed (West Vancouver- Sunshine Coast- Sea to Sky Country). (9 a.m. at Crab Park, 101 E Waterfront Road, at Main Street)

VANCOUVER _ The British Columbia Hockey League and the Canadian Mental Health Association announce a new partnership called Talk Today, a mental health program for amateur sports. Media must confirm attendance to clear security. (10:30 a.m. at Norm Jewison Media Room, Rogers Arena (access via Gate 9))

VANCOUVER _ National Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde speaks to the Vancouver Board of Trade about a plan for comprehensive and collaborative change to close the gap between First Nations and the rest of Canada. (1 p.m. at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, BC Ballroom, 900 West Georgia Street)

INDEX: ADVISORIES

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