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[November 27, 2010]
The Canadian Press News Agenda for Nov. 27 to Nov. 29
(Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Nov. 27 as of 8:52 p.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 SATURDAY, NOV. 27 HALIFAX _ Media can tour the new Canada Games Centre. The first competition at the centre - the Atlantic Provinces Artistic Gymnastics completion - will take place Nov 27-28. The host society will use it to test operations at the facility. (11:30 a.m. at 26 Thomas Raddall Dr.) HALIFAX _ Men to rally to create awareness of testicular cancer. (12 p.m. at Citadel Hill, town clock) MONTREAL _ The Parti Quebecois holds a meeting on the future of Montreal. (Leader Pauline Marois is expected to scrum at 4 p.m. and give a speech at 4:30 p.m). (1 p.m. at Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, 4200 Ontario St. East) QUEBEC _ The CIS holds its 46th Vanier Cup. (PEPS Stadium.) SAGUENAY, Que. _ Veterans Affairs Minister Jean-Pierre Blackburn makes an announcement regarding Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean's agricultural sector. (10 a.m. at UPA Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, 3635 Panet Street) OTTAWA _ Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of an infrastructure project with the MP John Baird and MPP Bob Chiarelli. (10:30 a.m. at Indian Rd. & Rita Ave.) OTTAWA _ The final speech of the Canadian tour of former British MP George Galloway, who was previously not allowed into Canada for alleged support of Hamas. (2 p.m. at Bronson Centre Theatre, 211 Bronson Ave.) OTTAWA _ Gov. Gen. David Johnston will be inducted as Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada during the annual induction and awards ceremony. (5:30 p.m. at National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive) OKOTOKS, Alta. _ MP Ted Menzies, MLA George Groeneveld and Okotoks Mayor Bill Robertson make infrastructure announcement. (2 p.m. at Corner of 32nd St. Bridge and North Railway St.) MORRISBURG, Ont. _ Upper Canada Village's winter light festival opens. It runs through to Jan. 1. Go to www.AlightatNight.ca for complete festival details. (13740 County Road 2) PORT HOPE, Ont. _ Port Hope residents hold a solidarity walk. (10 a.m. at Town Hall) TORONTO _ More than 500 union activists gather for a Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation conference designed to stop bad employers from killing and maiming more workers. Through Nov. 27. Go to www.ofl.ca for a detailed agenda. (Downtown Sheraton Centre) TORONTO _ Ontario NDP leader Andrea Howarth speaks at the Ontario NDP Provincial Council. (10:30 a.m. at 89 Chestnut Street) x-TORONTO _ Josie Forcadilla, the mother of a Canadian soldier serving in Kandahar, delivers a message to Toronto MP Bob Rae's office to protest the extension of the military deployment to Afghanistan. (2 p.m. at 514 Parliament St.) TORONTO _ Federal NDP leader Jack Layton and Ontario NDP leader Andrea Howarth attend the party's Leaders' Levee. (6 p.m. at Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Boulevard West) TORONTO _ Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, widely recognized for his use of alternative medicine for treatment of cancer, makes his first ever Canadian speaking appearance at Whole Life Expo, North America's largest showcase of natural health and green living. (Metro Toronto Convention Centre) TORONTO _ Calvacade of Lights begins at 7 p.m. at Nathan Phillips Square featuring the lighting of Toronto's official Christmas tree, live musical performances by Divine Brown, Shawn Desman and Sarah Slean followed by fireworks at 8 p.m.
TORONTO _ Winter Woofstock, a festival for dogs. Through Nov. 28. (Heritage Court and Hall F at Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place) VAUGHAN, Ont. _ Conservatives Against Fantino hold a 30-minute protest rally against ex-OPP head Julian Fantino who is running in the byelection. (1 p.m.) EDMONTON _ International oilsands conference. Through Nov. 27. (University of Alberta, ETLC Bldg.) EDMONTON _ Canadian Labour Congress and Alberta Federation of Labour hold pension summit. (10 a.m. at Grant MacEwan University, Main Floor multi-purpose room, 10700 104 Ave.) x-EDMONTON _ Montreal Alouettes hold their final pre-Grey Cup walkthrough. (10 a.m. at Commonwealth Stadium) EDMONTON _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall media availability. (11:45 a.m. at Grey Cup parade staging area) x-EDMONTON _ Saskatchewan Roughriders hold their final pre-Grey Cup walkthrough. (12 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium) y-LAKE LOUISE, Alta. _ Men's World Cup downhill and super-G alpine ski races. Through Nov. 28.
VULCAN, Alta. _ Calgary couple James McDonald and Kate Olaso to be wed on the Starship Enterprise replica bridge. (1 p.m. at Tourism and Trek Station) REGINA _ Canadian Western Agribition. Runs through Nov. 27. (Evraz Place) PENTICTON, B.C. _ Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Treasury Board President Stockwell Day make an announcement in support of the Canadian wine industry. (10:15 a.m. at Red Rooster Winery, 891 Naramata Road) PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. _ NDP candidate selection for upcoming Prince George-Peace River federal byelection. (1 p.m. at Coast Inn of the North, 770 Brunswick Street) VANCOUVER _ UBC Engineering open house, including UBC Thunderbird Robotics - Snowbots team members giving a demo of robot racers at 10 a.m. and noon. (9 a.m. at Fred Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mall) VANCOUVER _ Bif Naked makes the feature presentation at the daylong forum for cancer patients and their families. (9:30 a.m. at Westin Bayshore Vancouver, 1601 Bayshore Drive) VANCOUVER _ Minister of State for Seniors, Diane Ablonczy addresses participants in the Zoomer show, (12:15 p.m. at Convention Centre, Hall A, 1055 Canada Place) y-WHISTLER, B.C. _ 2010 Viessmann FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup. Through Nov. 27.
SUNDAY, NOV. 28 UNDATED _ Elections are held in Haiti, which is still recovering from a devastating earthquake in January, and is now dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Tomas and an outbreak of cholera.
ALLISTON, Ont. _ Nottawasaga OPP launch the annual ``Lick Impaired Driving'' campaign. (3 p.m. at Nottawasaga Inn) TORONTO _ Winter Woofstock, a festival for dogs. Through Nov. 28. (Heritage Court and Hall F at Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place) TORONTO _ Federal NDP leader Jack Layton speaks at the Ontario NDP Provincial Council. (11 a.m. at 89 Chestnut Street) TORONTO _ The National Research Council of Canada hosts the Canada-Israel Technology Innovation Summit 2010, the first of two summits between the two countries to advance collaboration in technology innovation. Tony Clement, minister of Industry, speaks at the opening reception. (7 p.m. at Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay Street) VAUGHAN, Ont. _ Conservatives Against Fantino hold a 30-minute protest rally against ex-OPP head Julian Fantino who is running in the byelection. (1 p.m. at 3737 Major Mackenzie Dr. ) EDMONTON _ Green party Leader Elizabeth May and deputy leaders Georges Laraque and Adriane Carr available for interviews at a ``green'' event following the Grey Cup. (7 p.m. at Padmanadi's Vegetarian Restaurant, 10740 101 St. ) EDMONTON _ Gov. Gen. David Johnston and his wife, Sharon, attend the Grey Cup game.
x-EDMONTON _ Saskatchewan Roughriders and Montreal Alouettes play in the 98th Grey Cup. Official kickoff time is 4:32 p.m. (Commonwealth Stadium) y-LAKE LOUISE, Alta. _ Men's World Cup downhill and super-G alpine ski races. Through Nov. 28.
MONDAY, NOV. 29 x-LEPREAU, N.B. _ NB Power holds a media briefing on the status of the Point Lepreau Nuclear Power Plant Refurbishment Project. (8:30 a.m. at Point Lepreau Generating Station) HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia Transportation Minister Bill Estabrooks launches the province's five-year plan for highway improvements. (10 a.m. at Transportation Department's Beechville Base Garage) HALIFAX _ Tourism Minister Percy Paris introduces the Nova Scotia government's 2011 tourism plan to the annual tourism summit. (2:15 p.m. at World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle St.) HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia Municipal Relations Minister Ramona Jennex will hold a bill briefing. (3 p.m. at Media Room, One Government Place, 1700 Granville St.) HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia deputy premier Frank Corbett will hold a bill briefing. (3:30 p.m. at Media Room, One Government Place, 1700 Granville St.) yx-PICTOU, N.S. _ Atlantic premiers will pose for photos, video prior to beginning the 18th session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers. (8:30 a.m. at Pictou Lodge, 172 Lodge Road) yx-PICTOU, N.S. _ Premier Darrell Dexter hosts the 18th session of the Council of Atlantic Premiers. Premiers David Alward, Robert Ghiz and Danny Williams will attend to discuss issues ranging from energy transmission to sustainable health care. (1 p.m. at Pictou Lodge, 172 Lodge Road) xy-MONTREAL _ Funeral mass for former NHL coach Pat Burns at 2:30 p.m. Burns' family will receive condolences at 1:30 p.m. (Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde, 1085 rue de la Cathedrale) POINTE-CLAIRE, Que. _ Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq makes an announcement regarding regulations for lead and surface coating materials. She will be accompanied by Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Josee Verner. (9:45 a.m. at DeSerres Inc., 2325-F Transcanadienne Road) QUEBEC _ A provincial byelection is held in the Quebec riding of Kamouraska-Temiscouata. (8:30 p.m.) SAINT-ALEXANDRE, Que. _ Premier Jean Charest is expected to join his Liberal candidate, France Dionne, as they await the results of a byelection in the riding of Kamouraska-Temiscouata in eastern Quebec. (8 p.m. at Resto Chez Diane, 630 route 289) x-OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the balance of international payments for the third quarter of 2010. (8:30 a.m. at www.statcan.gc.ca) x-OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the industrial product and raw materials price indexes for October. (8:30 a.m. at www.statcan.gc.ca) x-OTTAWA _ Lt.-Col. (retired) Garrick appears before the Afghanistan complaints hearing. He was the commanding officer of the National Investigation Service at the time of the complaint. (9 a.m. at 270 Albert St., 10th Floor) OTTAWA _ Macdonald-Laurier Institute releases ``To Stand on Guard: A National Security Strategy for Canadians.'' (10 a.m. at National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington St.) OTTAWA _ Environment Minister John Baird launches a souvenir book to mark the 125th anniversary of national parks in Canada. (11 a.m. at Chapters Books, 47 Rideau St.) x-OTTAWA _ RCMP Commissioner William Elliott appears at Commons public safety committee to give a briefing on the force. (3:30 p.m. at Room 237-C, Centre Block, Parliament Hill) OTTAWA _ Veterans Minister Jean-Pierre Blackburn decorates 19 citizens of Ontario and three citizens from B.C. with the Minister of Veterans Affairs commendation. (4:30 p.m. at National Arts Centre, Salon, 53 Elgin St.) GATINEAU, Que. _ CRTC hearing to review the structure and mandate of the commissioner for complaints for telecommunications services. (9:30 a.m. at Conference Centre, Phase IV, 140 Promenade du Portage) HAMILTON _ Premier Dalton County delivers keynote at the Ontario Liberal Fund's Hamilton Trillium Dinner. (7 p.m. at Liuna Station, 360 James St. N.) KITCHENER, Ont. _ An inquest into the death of Ron Pilon, 59, who died on July 29, 2008, from injuries received during the course of his employment at a construction site in Kitchener. (9:30 a.m. at 20 Weber Street) x-TORONTO _ Legislature sits Mondays through Thursdays, with Question Period approximately 10:35 a.m. Legislature DOES NOT SIT FRIDAYS. (10:30 a.m. at 1 Queen's Park Circle) TORONTO _ Inquest into the death on June 24, 2008, of Judy Sanita, 55, while in police custody at Mount Sinai Hospital. (9 a.m. at Toronto Coroners Courts, 15 Grosvenor St.) TORONTO _ An inquest into the death of Petro Vero, 51, who died on June 13, 2009, from injuries received during the course of his employment at a construction site in Toronto. (9:30 a.m. at Toronto Coroners Courts, 15 Grosvenor St.) TORONTO _ Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League will announce the selection camp roster for Canada's 2011 national junior team (1 p.m. at MasterCard Centre, 400 Kipling Ave.) TORONTO _ Steve Yzerman and RBC make hockey announcement. (3:30 p.m. at Thorncliffe Park Public School, 80 Thorncliffe Park Dr.) TORONTO _ Rob Moore, minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), delivers remarks at a celebratory dinner marking Hainan Airlines' first direct flight from Beijing to Toronto. (7:30 p.m. at Royal Ontario Museum _ Level 1) TORONTO _ In the lead-up to World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), Stephen Lewis talks about the urgent need to respond to the AIDS pandemic. (8 p.m. at Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.) x-VAUGHAN, Ont. _ Federal by-election.
WATERLOO, Ont. _ Bill Downe, CEO of BMO Financial Group, and Mike Lazaridis, chair of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, make a special announcement. (5:45 p.m. at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 31 Caroline St. N.) WELLAND, Ont. _ Gary Goodyear, minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for southern Ontario, make an important announcement for youth science programs. (10:15 a.m. at Notre Dame College School) CALGARY _ Alberta's Minister of Finance Ted Morton presents an update on Alberta's economy and outlook. (7:30 a.m. at Calgary Chamber of Commerce, 100 6th Avenue SW) CALGARY _ Canadian Institute hosts oilsands symposium. Speakers include TransCanada vice-president Robert Jones, Oil Sands Developers Group president Don Thompson and Saskatchewan Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd. (8:45 a.m. at Fairmont Palliser ) CALGARY _ Resverlogix Corp. holds a conference call to provide a market update from management. Dial 1-800-319-4610 or go to
for the webcast. (11 a.m.) CALGARY _ Anne Marie Verstraeten, the new president and CEO of BNP Paribas (Canada), and senior bank executives talk about the bank's recent purchase of the BNP Paribas Energy Trading Canada Corp., formally known as FB Energy Canada Corp. (11:30 a.m. at Calgary Chamber of Commerce, 100 6th Avenue S.W. ) CALGARY _ Paul Wilson, president of Mark's Work Warehouse Ltd. and an Officer of Canadian Tire Ltd., speaks to the Chamber of Commerce. (12 p.m. at 100 6th Avenue SW) CALGARY _ World Cup bobsleigh and skeleton races. Through Dec. 5. (Canada Olympic Park) DIDSBURY, Alta. _ Scott Lockhart Demolitor in court on charges that include attempted murder after seven people were attacked in a home invasion. (Provincial Court) EDMONTON _ Cash Store Financial Services Inc. holds a quarterly earnings conference call. Dial 1-888-231-8191 (passcode: 20107309) or go to www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID EDMONTON _ Edmonton Police Service honours the memory of Canada's first aboriginal officer St. Alex Decoteau. (10 a.m. at Police headquarters, 9620 103A Ave.) x-EDMONTON _ Gov. Gen. David Johnston and his wife, Sharon, visit Alberta. St. Mary Catholic Elementary School (8:45 a.m. 490 Rhatigan Rd. East). Arrival at legislature (10 a.m. front entrance). Luncheon remarks by Premier Ed Stelmach (11:30 a.m. Government House, 12845 102 Ave.) Governor General remarks in the legislature (1:30 p.m.). Meeting with Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel (2:30 p.m. City Hall). Speech and presentation of commendation to 1 Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (4 p.m. Canadian Forces Base Edmonton) EDMONTON _ Health-care workers and emergency responders from Alberta and B.C. meet at a special roundtable on H1N1. Presenters available for media interviews at 11:30 a.m. (Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Wedgewood Room) DAUPHIN/WINNIPEG, Man. _ Federal by-elections held in the electoral districts of Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette and Winnipeg North.
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. _ Public Safety Minister Vic Toews makes an announcement related to community safety. Due to security concerns, members of the media must confirm their attendance in advance. (11:30 a.m. at Pacific Institution/Regional Treatment Centre, 33344 King Road) KELOWNA, B.C. _ Trial date may be set for Neil Snelson, accused of the first-degree murder of Jennifer Cusworth, who was 19 when she was killed after a house party in 1993. Defence may also seek change of venue. (9:30 a.m. at Kelowna Law Courts) NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. _ Second-degree murder trial before judge alone for Mukhtiar Panghali, accused of the Oct. 2006 killing of his pregnant wife Manjit Panghali. Through Dec. 10 (10 a.m. at B.C. Supreme Courthouse, Begbie Square) VANCOUVER _ Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid launches new multilingual online resource for older hospital patients. (9 a.m. at CIBC Centre for Patients and Families, VGH, Main Floor - Jimmy Pattison Pavilion, 899 West 12th Ave ) VANCOUVER _ Vancouver Whitecaps make announcement at Electronic Arts. (10 a.m. at Electronic Arts) VANCOUVER _ Evidentiary hearings of the Cohen Commission examining the disappearance of Fraser River sockeye stocks. Through mid-December; New Year, if required. (10 a.m. at 8th Floor, Federal Court, 701 W. Georgia Street) VANCOUVER _ B.C. Federation of Labout convention opening address by Fed President Jim Sinclair. (11:30 a.m. at Convention Centre, East Building, 999 Canada Place) VANCOUVER _ NDP Leader Jack Layton speaks to B.C. Federation of Labour convention (2:15 p.m. at Convention Centre, East Building, 999 Canada Place ) (The Canadian Press) (c) 2010 The Canadian Press
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