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The Canadian Press News Agenda for Oct. 8 – CP

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 2015449 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Oct 8, 2015

EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Oct. 8 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


x-SAINT JOHN, N.B. _ The trial continues for Dennis Oland, accused of second-degree murder in the death of his father, Richard Oland. Through Nov. 5. (9:30 a.m. at Court of Queen’s Bench)

x-HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia’s cabinet meets and the ministers are available for interviews afterwards. (8:30 a.m. at 1 Government Place)

xy-HALIFAX _ Dalhousie University medical student Stephen Tynes, 30, appears in court, accused of uttering threats to cause bodily harm and unauthorized possession of a prohibited device. (9:30 a.m. at Spring Garden Road)

HALIFAX _ The Canadian Veterans – Anyone but Conservatives Campaign 2015 hosts a Stand Up for Veterans rally. (1 p.m. at Delta Halifax, 1990 Barrington St.)

UNDATED _ Deadline for the Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island to submit names for its interim leader. If a vote is required, it will take place on Oct. 15.


GRANBY, Que. _ A judge is scheduled to hear a motion Thursday by lawyers for Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway Ltd., the now-defunct company responsible for the derailment that killed 47 people on July 6, 2013, to change conditions of the fund for victims. (9 a.m. at Courthouse)

xy-MONTREAL _ A detention review hearing is held for U.S. actor Randy Quaid, who has been arrested in Montreal again. (1 p.m. at Immigration and Refugee Board, Complexe Guy-Favreau)

MONTREAL _ Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe tapes “Tout le Monde en Parle” show to be broadcast Sunday night. (7:15 p.m. at 1400 Rene-Levesque E)

SAINT-ISIDORE-DE-LAPRAIRIE, Que. _ Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe meets supporters. (11 a.m. at 680 Saint-Regis)

SAINT-URBAIN-PREMIER, Que. _ Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe to discuss farms. (10:30 a.m. at 126 Chemin de la Grande-Ligne)

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. _ Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe has lunch with supporters. (12 p.m. at 19 Isabella)

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. _ Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe visits the Port of Valleyfield. (1:15 p.m.)


OTTAWA _ Sergio Marchi, president and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association, addresses electricity concerns at the Hill Times Platform 2015 Energy event. (7:30 a.m. at Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon St)

OTTAWA _ Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. releases September housing starts in Canada. (8:15 a.m.)

OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the new housing price index for August and a study on unincorporated self-employment in Canada, 1989 to 2010. (8:30 a.m. at

OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada renders a decision in various leave to appeal applications. (9:45 a.m. at Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington St.)


AJAX, Ont. _ Liberal candidate for Markham_Thornhill, John McCallum, holds a news conference. (1 p.m. at Coffee Culture Cafe and Eatery, 60 Salem Road)

GUELPH, Ont. _ Green Party Leader Elizabeth May attends a town hall. (7:30 p.m. at Cutten Fields, 190 College Ave. East.)

GUELPH, Ont. _ Green Party Leader Elizabeth May to talk about students and seniors. (8 p.m. at Cutten Fields, 190 College Ave. East)

THOROLD, Ont. _ Seafearers’ International Union of Canada president Jim Given and Niagara Centre NDP candidate Malcolm Allen hold a press conference to discuss temporary foreign workers and Maritime job security. (10 a.m. at SIU Thorold Offices, 70 St. David Street East)

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 Ontario Securities Commission holds OSC Dialogue 2015, an annual event that brings together hundreds of market participants, including prominent figures from the securities world, to discuss issues and trends facing the capital markets. Go to for the full agenda and list of speakers. (8:30 a.m. at Four Seasons Hotel)

TORONTO _ Ontario Provincial Police Chief Superintendent Rick Barnum and representatives from Toronto Police Service, Peel Regional Police, York Regional Police, RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency, and the United States Department of Homeland Security provide details of a probe involving the importation and distribution of illegal drugs and prohibited firearms into Canada from Central America, South America and the United States. (10 a.m. at Large Training Room – 1st Floor, Forensic Services and Coroners Complex, 25 Morton Shulman Avenue )

x-TORONTO _ NDP Leader Tom Mulcair attends a town hall. (10 a.m. at Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Trinity Ballroom, 525 Bay St.)

y-TORONTO _ Canadian Tire hosts a ball hockey game with Jumpstart Ambassador Wayne Gretzky for local contest winners. (10:15 a.m. at Greenwood Park (northwest side), 150 Greenwood Ave.)

y-TORONTO _ The Toronto Blue Jays vs. the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series. (3:30 p.m. at Rogers Centre)

TORONTO _ Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s itinerary: 10:30 a.m., attends Question Period, (Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park); 12 p.m., takes part in the annual OPS Fall Food Drive, in support of the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank, (MacDonald Block Lobby, 900 Bay St.); 4 p.m., makes an announcement, alongside Minister Leal, (Fresh City Farms, 70 Canuck Avenue).

xy-WOODBRIDGE, Ont. _ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will make an announcement. (8:30 a.m. at Drywall Acoustic Lathing & Installation Local 675)


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. Through Oct. 30. (Court of Queen’s Bench)

x-EDMONTON _ Sheldon Kennedy, former NHL player and now activist for preventing sexual abuse, available to meeting following his meeting with Alberta’s mental-health review committee. (9 a.m. at ATB Place North, Room 20E, 10025 Jasper Ave.)

EDMONTON _ AGLC news conference on GameSense (9:30 a.m. at Casino Yellowhead 124 153 Street)

WINNIPEG _ A chamber of commerce panel including Chief Dennis Meeches of Long Plain First Nation and Chief Francine Meeches of Swan Lake First Nation discuss issue of urban reserves in Manitoba. Opening remarks by former AFN Grand Chief Ovide Mercredi. (12:15 p.m. at RBC Convention Centre)

WINNIPEG _ The Public Policy Forum honours prominent Manitobans including former premier Gary Doer, Justice Murray Sinclair and philanthropist Gail Asper. (5 p.m. at Canadian Museum For Human Rights)

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. _ Pre-trial hearing for men and youths accused of second-degree murder in the death of Pelican Narrows teen Hilliard Sewap Jr. (Courthouse)

SASKATOON _ Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore lecture on responsible environmentalism in agriculture. (7 p.m. at University of Saskatchewan, Neatby Timlin Theatre, Arts Building, Room 241)


BURNABY, B.C. _ First day of Simon Fraser University’s 50th anniversary fall convocation. Scientist and educator Bill Nye “The Science Guy” receives an honorary degree during the afternoon session. (2:30 p.m. at Convocation Mall, 8888 University Drive)

BURNABY, B.C. _ A discussion on Aboriginal child, youth and family welfare services with Dr. Cindy Blackstock from the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the B.C. Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond. The BCGEU report, “Closing the Circle: A Case for Reinvesting in Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Services in British Columbia,” will also be launched. (5:30 p.m. at BCGEU Headquarters, 4911 Canada Way)

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)

KITIMAT, B.C. _ The next court date for Andreas Handl, with Kingfish Westcoast Adventures, accused of harassing wildlife with a boat. (Kitimat Law Courts)

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. _ The provincial government is holding a series of regional meetings to get feedback on a plan to preserve the unique ecosystems of the Ancient Forest. (5 p.m. at The Lheidli T’enneh band office, 1041 Whenun Rd.)

SURREY, B.C. _ The 19th Annual Surrey Board of Trade Police Officer of the Year Awards at the Sheraton. (6 p.m. at Sheraton Hotel, 15269-104 Ave.)

x-SURREY, B.C. _ Conservative Leader Stephen Harper to deliver a speech. (6:30 p.m. at Aria Banquet Hall, 12350 Pattullo Place)

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 _ 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 _ International Trade Minister Ed Fast and James Moore will discuss the potential benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (8 a.m. at Fairmont Pacific Rim, Emerald Ballroom. 1038 Canada Place Way )

x-VANCOUVER _ Sentencing hearing for serial child rapist Ibata Hexamer, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting four girls between 1995 and 2009. Through Oct. 16. (10 a.m. at Vancouver Law Courts, 800 Smithe St.)

x-VANCOUVER _ Conservative Leader Stephen Harper to make a speech. (12:15 p.m. at Fairmont Vancouver, 900 West Georgia St.)

VANCOUVER _ Media and VIP preview for the Halloween’en Ghost Train. (6 p.m. at Stanley Park)

VICTORIA _ Health Minister Terry Lake and officials with the B.C. division of the Canadian Mental Health Association make an announcement about suicide prevention. (9 a.m. at Reception Hall, Parliament Buildings, 501 Belleville Street)

VICTORIA _ Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond releases a report on child protection staffing in the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Dial 604-681-0260 or 1-877-353-9184, passcode: 47272(pound key). (11 a.m. at East Vancouver Island Ballroom, Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street)


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