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The Canadian Press News Agenda for Wednesday, Sept. 23 – CP

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Source: The Canadian Press
Sep 22, 2015 21:00

EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Wednesday, Sept. 23 as of 9 p.m: 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):

National News 507-2150; 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 1-800-268-8149.


BURTON, N.B. _ Preliminary hearing for James Paul Turpin, charged with second-degree murder in the death of a two-year-old girl in 2004. (9:30 a.m. at Courthouse)

x-ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ Memorial University of Newfoundland students’ union holds a rally in support of accessibility after hearing-impaired student says he was not accommodated. (12 p.m. at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Arts & Administration Building, atrium)


x-MONTREAL _ The defence presents its closing arguments at the trial of a 16-year-old boy who faces two terrorism-related charges. (9:30 a.m. at Youth court, 410 De Bellechasse E.)

MONTREAL _ NDP Leader Tom Mulcair meets with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre. Photo opportunity. (10:30 a.m. at Hall of Honour of Montreal City Hall, 275 Notre-Dame Street East)

MONTREAL _ NDP Leader Tom Mulcair holds a media availability. (11 a.m. at Salon Maisonneuve, Montreal City Hall, 275 Notre-Dame Street East)

MONTREAL _ NDP Leader Tom Mulcair delivers a speech entitled “For a better Canada.” (12:30 p.m. at Bonsecours Market, 350 St-Paul Street East)

SAINT-JEROME, Que. _ The trial begins in the case of Guy Turcotte, who faces two charges of first-degree murder in the deaths of his two children. The jury has been selected. (9:30 a.m. at Courthouse)


OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the retail trade figures for July. (8:30 a.m. at

y-OTTAWA _ Gov. Gen. David Johnston presides over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony. (10:30 a.m. at Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive)

OTTAWA _ The Conference Board of Canada host a conference titled, Towards a Canadian Energy and Environment Strategy. Among the speakers: Sen. Doug Black, former Alberta premier Alison Redford and former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt. For a full list of speakers, go to Through Sept. 24. (Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Drawing Room )


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 _ Ed Clark, chair of the Premier’s Advisory Council on Government Assets, provides an update. A media availability with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will follow at 9:15 a.m. (8:45 a.m. at Mill St. Brewpub, 21 Tank House Ln.)

TORONTO _ Imperial Oil discusses strategy with analysts and investors, with presentations available to media via webcast. Media teleconference follows event. (9 a.m.)

TORONTO _ Canadian Tire chief technology officer Eugene Roman and digital marketing manager Cam Thomson usher in the new mobile app, which allows customers to collect loyalty points as well as pay directly from their phone. (9:30 a.m. at 11 Duncan Street, 3rd Floor)

TORONTO _ Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) releases the report for the 2014-2015 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. A provincial report on the results of the OSSLT will also be released. (10 a.m. at

TORONTO _ Sentencing hearing for Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, found guilty in March of a terror-related conspiracy to commit murder and six other terror-related charges between them. (10:30 a.m. at Ontario Superior Court, 361 University Ave.)

TORONTO _ Rob Nicholson, Conservative candidate for Niagara Falls, makes an announcement on behalf of the Conservative Party Campaign relating to their principled stand on the world stage and protecting human rights. He is joined by Ted Opitz, Conservative candidate for Etobicoke-Centre. (11 a.m. at Ted Opitz Campaign Headquarters, 385 The West Mall, Unit 98/101)

TORONTO _ Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk tables a special report on Community Care Access Centres – Financial Operations and Service Delivery. (10:30 a.m., Ontario Legislature). She will be available to media at noon in the Media Studio.

TORONTO _ Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s itinerary. 10:30 a.m., attends Question Period, (Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park); 12 p.m., attends a cabinet meeting, (The Ontario Room, Macdonald Block, 900 Bay St.); 3:30 p.m., participates in the swearing-in ceremony for the Secretary of Cabinet and Ontario Deputy Ministers, (Ontario Room South, Macdonald Block, 900 Bay St.); 7 p.m., jointly receives a Clean50 Award and takes part in a fireside chat with Premier Couillard, (Royal Canadian Yacht Club, North Island, RCYC Island).


CALGARY _ Alberta Urban Municipalities Association begins its three-day annual convention. Premier Rachel Notley gives the keynote address on Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. Municipal Affairs Minister Deron Bilous addresses delgates on Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. (Telus Convention Centre)

EDMONTON _ Alberta Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir to announce supports for women’s shelters. (9 a.m. at Legislature, Media Room)

x-EDMONTON _ Education minister David Eggen meets with Edmonton Catholic School trustees; media availability to follow about 9:45 am. (9:15 a.m. at Carillon Room, 5th floor legislature building)

xy-LETHBRIDGE, Alta. _ Derek James Saretzky, 22, appears in court charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Terry Blanchette and his two-year-old daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette. (9:30 a.m. at Provincial court, courtroom 001)

WINNIPEG _ A former foster parent to be sentenced for molesting a youth in his care for years, along with the man’s nephew and his girlfriend’s two young sons. (Courthouse)

REGINA _ Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde speaks about the quality of life for First Nations people and making it an election issue. (7 p.m. at Education Auditorium, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway)

SASKATOON _ School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary holds a forum on foreign direct investment. Through Sept. 23. (Delta Bessborough Hotel, 601 Spadina Cres.)

UNDATED _ Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel and Sask. Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd officially open Cigar Lake uranium mine. (Cigar Lake Mine, northern Saskatchewan)


BURNABY, B.C. _ The British Columbia Institute of Technology Student Association will host an All Candidates Debates in the newly created riding of Burnaby South. (3 p.m. at Telus Theatre, SE6 building)

LANGLEY, B.C. _ An open meeting of the board of directors of Fraser Health. Meeting begins with a 30-minute public question and answer period. (10 a.m. at Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballroom 1, 20393 Fraser Highway)

RICHMOND, B.C. _ MainTrain, the annual conference of the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada. The theme of this year’s conference is I cubed: insights that will Inspire, Innovate and Improve Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management programs. Through Sept. 24. (Radisson Vancouver Airport)

VANCOUVER _ Car sharing conference brings together administrators, carsharing operators and technology leaders in electric car, bike and scooter to discuss best practices and options to improve the car sharing experience. Through Sept. 23. (8:30 a.m. at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street)

VANCOUVER _ 350 mental health leaders from around the world share promising practices and innovative research in mental health during a conference entitled “Accelerating Change Toward Mental Health, Well-Being and Inclusion”. Through Sept. 25. (Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street)

VANCOUVER _ The 112th annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities Convention continues. Keynote address by Dr. Roberta Bondar at 10:15 a.m.; Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Peter Fassbender speaks at 2:30 p.m. The convention runs through to Sept. 25. (Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place)

VICTORIA _ Annual Fire-Rescue Canada Conference, with nearly 300 fire chiefs from across the country and the Pacific Northwest expected to attend. Through Sept. 23. (Victoria Conference Centre)


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