The Canadian Press News Agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 – CP

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Source: The Canadian Press
Sep 1, 2015 3:00

EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sept. 1 as of 3 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


GAULTOIS, N.L. _ Justice Minister Darin King makes a funding announcement for local volunteer firefighters. (3 p.m. at Lion’s Club)

HALIFAX _ Veteran and author David T. MacLeod holds a press conference to discuss the Veterans Review and Appeal Board denying veterans’ widows benefits and services. (10 a.m. at Futures Inn, 30 Fairfax Drive)

xy-HALIFAX _ Elizabeth May and Green Party of Canada Nova Scotian candidates make an announcement in support of the Postal Workers and Canada Post. (10 a.m. at 53 Saint Margarets Bay Rd.)

CHARLOTTETOWN _ Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and PEI Green Party candidates attend ‘Rally in the Garden’. (4:30 p.m. at Legacy Garden (behind the Farm Centre), 420 University Avenue)

CHARLOTTETOWN _ Green Party Leader Elizabeth May attends a social event with PEI Green Party candidates. (8:30 p.m. at Clover Club at the Charlottetown Legion, 99 Pownal St.)


GATINEAU, Que. _ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau holds a media availability at the Canadian Museum of History. (10 a.m. at 100 Laurier Street)

GATINEAU, Que. _ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau meets with locals at Tim Hortons. Photo opportunity only. (11:30 a.m. at 25 de la Savane Road)

x-LAVAL, Que. _ Convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. holds a webcast at http://corpo.couche? to discuss first-quarter results. (2:30 p.m.)

LAVAL, Que. _ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau attends a Liberal rally. Photo opportunity only. (6 p.m. at Le Chateau Royal, Paris Room, 3500 du Souvenir Road)

MONTREAL _ Parents, teachers and educational professionals form a human chain around a school to denounce cuts in the education sector. Similar events planned for rest of Quebec. (7:30 a.m. at Ecole Rose-des-Vents, 4315 Beaubien St. E.)

QUEBEC CITY, Que. _ Mayor Regis Labeaume and Sam Hamad, Liberal member in charge of Quebec City region, announce plans for Place Jean-Beliveau, to be located in front of the new Videotron Centre. (11:30 a.m. at City Hall, Reception Room)

SCOTT, Que. _ The Coalition for Quebec’s Future begins a two-day caucus meeting. (1 p.m. at La cache a Maxime, 266 Drouin)


x-OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the gross domestic product, income and expenditure for the second quarter and June 2015 (7 a.m. lock-up). Statistics Canada releases the gross domestic product by industry for June. (8:30 a.m. at

OTTAWA _ Paul and Terry Nichols from the Communities for Veterans Foundation discuss their 211-day journey on horseback across Canada for veterans awareness. (11 a.m. at Room 130-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)

x-OTTAWA _ Alex Neve, Amnesty International, Paul Champ, counsel to Maher Arar and Mania Mazigh, wife to Maher Arar, hold a press conference to discuss a major development in the case. (11:30 a.m. at Room 130-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)

OTTAWA _ BBC chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet speaks about the world’s growing humanitarian problems in a lecture called “A Big World Gets Smaller.” (6:30 p.m. at River Building Theatre, 2nd floor, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive)


BURLINGTON, Ont. _ Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivers remarks, joined by Conservative candidates Mike Wallace (Burlington) and Effie Triantafilopoulos (Oakville North-Burlington). A photo opportunity precedes the Prime Minister’s speech. (10 a.m. at Laurel Steel, 5400 Harvester Road)

TORONTO _ The Intertain Group Ltd. holds a conference call to discuss its Management Incentive Plan. Dial 1-866-223-7781. (8 a.m.)

TORONTO _ Transport Minister Steven Del Duca discusses the new Highway Traffic Act laws that are in effect Sept. 1. (8 a.m. at Fairview Mall, North East parking lot, 1800 Sheppard Avenue East)

TORONTO _ The African Canadian community delivers a final message to Premier Wynne and Minister Naqvi on carding and street checks. (9:30 a.m. at African Canadian Legal Clinic, 250 Dundas St. W., Suite 402)

TORONTO _ Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Reza Moridi and Trinity-Spadina MPP Han Dong will make an announcement about financial aid for postsecondary students in Ontario. (10 a.m. at Inclusive Design Institute, OCAD University, 49 McCaul St.)

TORONTO _ Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Reza Moridi, joined by MPP Han Dong, makes an announcement about financial aid for postsecondary students in Ontario. (10 a.m. at Inclusive Design Institute, OCAD University, 49 McCaul St.)

TORONTO _ A 7th birthday celebration for Da Mao, Canada’s only male giant panda. The zoo’s executive director of conservation, education and wildlife William Rapley will give a talk on saving the species. (10:30 a.m. at Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd.)

TORONTO _ Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Yasir Naqvi hosts a public consultation on street checks in Toronto to receive input and feedback from Ontarians. (6 p.m. at Toronto Reference Library, Appel Salon, 789 Yonge St.)


CALGARY _ Preliminary hearing for Laura Coward, charged with first-degree murder in the death of her nine-year-old daughter, Amber Lucius. Through Sept. 4. (10 a.m. at Courthouse)

CALGARY _ Details to be released in recent arrest of eight Albertans on child sexual exploitation offences. (10 a.m. at 511 47 St. N.E., Calgary Police Headquarters media room)

CALGARY _ Alberta’s Climate Change Advisory Panel holds a public open house. (5:30 p.m. at Courtyard Marriot Calgary Airport, Stampede Ballroom, 2500 48th Ave. NE)

EDMONTON _ Alberta Education Minister Dave Eggen goes to Edmonton school to see the positive effects of restoring education funding. (11 a.m. at St. Catherine School, 10915-110 St. )

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. _ April Dawn Irving to appear in court on animal cruelty charges. She was charged after five dogs were found dead on her Milk River property. (Provincial court)

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. _ Trial for David and Collet Stephan, who were charged with failing to provide the necessities of life after their 19-month-old son died of meningitis in March 2012. Through Sept. 25. (Court of Queen’s Bench)

NISICHAWAYASIHK CREE NATION, Man. _ Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak holds its annual general assembly. Grand chief to be elected. Through Sept. 3.

BATTLEFORD, Sask. _ Sentencing hearing for a man found guilty of first-degree murder of Saskatchewan couple Genne and Teresa Nolin. (Courthouse)


Education Minister Mike Bernier will hold regional conference call with media in Northern B.C. to discuss the start of the school year and look ahead for 2015-16. Dial-in number: 1 877 353-9184 Participant pass code: 88788? Special Instructions: Media are asked to dial in five minutes in advance. (9:30 a.m.)

VANCOUVER _ Education Minister Mike Bernier will speak to reporters about the start of the school year and education updates in 2015-16. Media are asked to meet Bernier just outside the main doors. (11:30 a.m. at Premier’s Vancouver Office, 999 Canada Place)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ NDP Leader Tom Mulcair attends a rally. (6:30 p.m. at Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way)

KELOWNA, B.C. _ NDP Leader Tom Mulcair holds a media availability. (8:15 a.m. at Summerhill Winery, 4870 Chute Lake Road)

QUESNEL, B.C. _ Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson and Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes will be making an announcement about health-care training in Quesnel. (11:15 a.m. at College of New Caledonia, 100 Campus Way)

x-VANCOUVER _ Ivan Henry, acquitted on sex charges after 27 years in prison, returns to court seeking compensation. Trial is expected to last 100 days, beginning Aug. 31. (10 a.m. at Courtroom 52, Vancouver Law Courts, 800 Smithe Street)

VANCOUVER _ No One is Illegal launches website and releases a multi-media report on federal immigration changes. (5 a.m. at

VANCOUVER _ Western Canada Marine Response Corporation is hosting a christening and launch ceremony for the newest and largest vessel in its fleet. Limited seating. (12 p.m. at Harbour Green Park Dock, 1199 W Cordova St.)

VERNON, B.C. _ NDP Leader Tom Mulcair attends a campaign launch. (1 p.m. at Jacqui Gingras’s campaign office, 3023 30th Avenue)



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