The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, May 3
(Canadian Press DataFile Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Thursday, May 3 as of 3 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):
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BIRMINGHAM, ALA. _ Metallurgical coal producer Walter Energy Inc. holds a first-quarter earnings webcast at http://www.walterenergy.com. (8 a.m.)
x-DEER LODGE, MONT. _ Clemency hearing for Ronald Smith, the only Canadian on death row in the United States. Through May 3. (8 a.m.)
DENVER _ Diversified mining company Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. releases first-quarter results after markets close. A conference call will be held on May 7.
LISLE, ILL. _ SXC Health Solutions Corp., which manages pharmacy benefits for health plans, employers, governments and pharmacy retail chains, releases first-quarter results at 5 a.m. followed by a webcast at 7:30 a.m. (http://www.sxc.com)
NEW YORK _ Advertising and marketing services company MDC Partners Inc. holds a first-quarter earnings conference call. Dial 1-866-524-3160. (8 a.m.)
NEW YORK _ Mercer International Inc., locked in a battle with Resolute Forest Products to takeover Montreal-based pulp producer Fibrek Inc., releases first-quarter results after markets close. A conference call will be held on May 4.
x-ORLANDO _ Research In Motion hosts its annual Blackberry world conference. Through May 3.
x-HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia cabinet meeting. (8:30 a.m. at One Government Place, 1700 Granville St.)
x-HALIFAX _ Case of former Liberal politician Russell MacKinnon, charged in the province's spending scandal, due in court where a date for the judge-only trial is expected to be set. (9 a.m. at Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Upper Water Street)
POINT TUPPER, N.S. _ Nova Scotia Power Inc. conducts media tour to show off new turbines at the biomass generating plant next to the former NewPage paper mill. (12:30 p.m. at Guard house, 120 Pulp Mill Rd.)
x-LONGUEUIL, Que. _ Drug store chain The Jean Coutu Group releases fourth-quarter and year-end results at 7 a.m. followed by a conference call at 9 a.m. Dial 514-861-2255 or 1-877-405-9213, access code: 3301554(pound sign).
MONTREAL _ Telecom and media giant BCE Inc. holds a first-quarter earnings conference call. Dial 1-800-952-6845 or go to http://www.bce.ca/investors/investorevents/all for the link to the webcast. (8 a.m.)
MONTREAL _ Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., Canada's largest publicly traded drug company, holds a first-quarter earnings conference call. Dial 1-877-876-8393, confirmation code: 70937718. Go to http://www.valeant.com for the webcast. (10 a.m.)
x-MONTREAL _ Embattled engineering giant SNC-Lavlin Group Inc. holds a first-quarter earnings conference call. Dial 1-800-814-4859 or go to http://www.snclavalin.com for the webcast. (2 p.m.)
MONTREAL _ Apparel manufacturer Gildan Activewear Inc. releases second-quarter results prior to markets open followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Dial 1-866-321-6651, passcode: 5904729, or go to http://gildan.com/corporate/IR/webcastPresentations.cfm for the webcast.
MONTREAL _ Specialty drug company Paladin Labs Inc. releases first-quarter results prior to markets open followed by a conference call at 10 a.m. Dial 1-800-768-2481 or 416-981-9000, passcode: 21588562. Go to http://www.paladinlabs.com for the webcast.
MONTREAL _ Treated lumber company Stella Jones holds its annual meeting (10 a.m., Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 Rene Levesque Boulevard West) and holds a conference call at 1:30 p.m. to discuss first-quarter results. Call 647-427-7450.
xy-OTTAWA _ Daily question period in the Commons. (2:15 p.m. at House of Commons, Parliament Hill)
OTTAWA _ Stephen Larter, University of Calgary, discusses "Alternative futures for the oil sands industry: From the age of steam to the age of biology." (7:30 a.m. at Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau St.)
OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada renders judgments in various leave applications. (9:45 a.m. at Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington St.)
OTTAWA _ Senate foreign affairs committee discusses Passport Canada's fee-for-service proposal to Parliament. Bob Slack, Canadian Snowbird Association president, appears at 11:30 a.m. (10:30 a.m. at Room 160-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)
OTTAWA _ Inspector Steve Rai, Vancouver Police Dept., appears via videoconference at the Commons justice committee hearing witnesses on Bill C-309, concealment of identity. (11 a.m. at Room 306, La Promenade Building, 151 Sparks St.)
OTTAWA _ Kevin Vickers, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Audrey O'Brien, clerk of the Commons, appear at Commons house affairs committee to discuss the free movement of MPs within the Parliamentary precinct. (11 a.m. at Room 112-N, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)
OTTAWA _ The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom announces the winner of the 14th Press Freedom Award and the winners of the 13th International Editorial Cartoon Competition. (11:30 a.m. at National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin St., Panorama Room)
OTTAWA _ Liberal Party of Canada president Mike Crawley speaks to the Economic Club of Canada about "A Bold New Liberal Party: Growing the Movement." (11:45 a.m. at The Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street)
OTTAWA _ Canadian Friends of Burma executive director, Tin Maung Htoo, appears at Commons foreign affairs committee to discuss the situation in Myanmar. (1 p.m. at Room 237-C, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)
x-OTTAWA _ Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer hosts a reception in honour of the 2012 recipients of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. Recipients are recognized in the Commons before Question Period, around 2:10-2:15 p.m. (3:15 p.m. at Speaker's Salon, Room 216-N, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)
OTTAWA _ Commons finance committee hears witnesses, including Andrea McManus, Association of Fundraising Professionals, on tax incentives for charitable donations. (3:30 p.m. at Room 7-52, 131 Queen St.)
MIDHURST, Ont. _ Inquest into the deaths of four residents of the Muskoka Heights Retirement Home in Orillia, who died following a fire on Jan. 19, 2009. Through June 1. (9 a.m. at County of Simcoe Administration Centre, Council Chambers, Elliot Room, 1110 Highway 26)
TORONTO _ Clifford Kokopenace, convicted of manslaughter, and Clare Spiers, convicted of first-degree murder, argue for new trials based on the makeup of the juries that found them guilty. Through May 4. (10 a.m. at Courtroom 1, Court of Appeal, 120 Queen St. W.)
TORONTO _ The trial of three former Nortel Networks executives continues. Through May 20. (10 a.m. at 393 University Ave )
TORONTO _ The second Family Violence Conference, "Impact of Family Violence - a South Asian Perspective." Through May 3. (Seneca College, Markham Campus)
TORONTO _ Pizza Pizza Royalty Income Fund holds a conference call to discuss first-quarter results. Dial 416-640-5925 or 1-800-711-9538. (9 a.m.)
TORONTO _ Constellation Software Inc. holds a first-quarter earnings conference call. Dial 416-340-8061 or 800-396-7098. Go to http://www.csisoftware.com for the webcast. (9 a.m.)
x-TORONTO _ Release of Ontario brain injury guidelines for kids/teens, parents, teachers; speakers include ex-NHLers Keith Primeau, Ron Ellis (9 a.m. at Hockey Hall of Fame, Esso Theatre, 30 Yonge St.)
TORONTO _ Construction company Aecon Group Inc. holds a conference call to discuss first-quarter results. Dial 416-981-9004 or 1-800-732-6870, passcode: 21589359. (9:30 a.m.)
TORONTO _ Residential mortgage lender Home Capital Group Inc. holds a conference call to discuss first-quarter results. Dial 647-427-7450 or 1-888-231-8191. Go to http://www.homecapital.com for the webcast. (10:30 a.m.)
TORONTO _ Grocery giant Loblaw Companies Ltd. holds its annual general meeting. To access via tele-conference, dial 647-427-7450 or go to http://www.loblaw.ca for the webcast. (11 a.m. at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Meeting Room 701, 222 Bremner Blvd.)
TORONTO _ P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz addresses the Empire Club of Canada on his province "Meeting the Challenge of a Changing Economy." (1 p.m. at Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West)
TORONTO _ As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the Public Policy Forum honours all of Canada's living former prime ministers at its Annual Testimonial Dinner and Awards. (4:30 p.m. at Metro Toronto Convention Centre )
TORONTO _ The first-ever Celebration of Leadership in Canadian Sport Business Awards. (6 p.m. at Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street)
TORONTO _ Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae attends the Second Annual Dynasty Dinner Celebration. (7 p.m. at Dynasty Restaurant, 69 Yorkville St.)
TORONTO _ Russel Metals Inc. releases first-quarter results. A conference call will be held on May 4.
TORONTO _ Shopping mall owner RioCan REIT releases first-quarter results prior to markets open followed by a conference call at 10:30 a.m. Dial 416-340-8527 or 1-888-340-9655. Go to http://investor.riocan.com/Investor-Relations/Events-Webcasts/default.aspx for the webcast.
TORONTO _ Gold producer Primero Mining Corp. hol ds a first-quarter earnings conference call at 11 a.m. Dial 1-866-200-6965, passcode: 59871813(pound sign). Go to http://www.primeromining.com for the webcast. The company will hold its annual general meeting on May 28.
TORONTO _ Reward currency management company Points International Ltd. releases first-quarter results after markets close followed by a conference call at 5 p.m. Dial 1-877-941-1427.
TORONTO _ Financial services company Manulife Financial holds its annual general meeting (11 a.m., Head Office, 200 Bloor Street East; http://www.manulife.com/presentations for the webcast). It will hold its first-quarter earnngs conference call at 2 p.m. (1-866-898-9626 or http://www.manulife.com/quarterlyreports for the webcast).
TORONTO _ Commercial property owner Dundee REIT holds its annual and special meeting. (4 p.m. The King Edward Hotel, Sovereign Ballroom, 37 King Street East; or http://www.dundeereit.com for the webcast). It will also release first-quarter earnings with the conference call to be held on May 4.
x-TORONTO _ Embattled engineering giant SNC-Lavalin holds its annual meeting of shareholders at 11 a.m. A news conference will be held at noon. (Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide St. W.)
TORONTO _ The Toronto Fashion Incubator holds its 25th anniversary fundraising gala. It will be hosted by singer Jully Black and include two fashion shows and an exhibition of Canadian fashion. (Royal Ontario Museum)
TORONTO _ BIXI's bike-sharing system celebrates its first anniversary in Toronto. Events take place at: College and Borden (8 a.m.); King and Spadina (9:50 a.m.); Yonge and Dundas (11:40 a.m.); Queen and University (1:30 p.m.); Bay and Bloor (3:20 p.m.).
CALGARY _ Britanny Mahingen, 20, on trial for second-degree murder trial in the death of her mother, Leanne, in November 2010.
CALGARY _ Energy sector services company Horizon North Logistics Inc. holds a conference call to discuss first-quarter results. Dial 1-888-231-8191 or go to http://www.horizonnorth.ca for the webcast. (8 a.m.)
CALGARY _ Trimac Transportation Ltd. holds a first-quarter earnings conference call. Dial 1-866-321-8231, passcode: 3478879. (8 a.m.)
CALGARY _ Oilfield services company Pason Systems Inc. holds a first-quarter earnings conference call. Dial 1-888-231-8191 or go to http://www.pason.com for the webcast. (9 a.m.)
CALGARY _ Canadian Natural Resources releases first-quarter results, holds analyst conference call at 9 a.m. (dial 1-800-952-6845) and hosts annual general meeting at 3 p.m. (9 a.m. at The Metropolitan)
CALGARY _ Business software company CriticalControl Solutions Corp. holds a first-quarter earnings conference call. Dial 1-888-231-8191, passcode: 74795953. (11 a.m.)
CALGARY _ Oil and gas pipeline operator Inter Pipeline Fund holds a conference call to discuss first-quarter results. Dial 1-800-355-4959 or go to http://www.interpipelinefund.com for the webcast. (2:30 p.m.)
CALGARY _ Pembina Pipeline Corp. releases first-quarter results. A conference call will be held on May 4.
x-EDMONTON _ John Major holds news conference on his report outlining his findings on pay for members of the legislature. Toll-free dial-in at 888-300-0053, conference ID (number sign)75724679. (10 a.m. at Legislature, Media room)
EDMONTON _ Laundry and linen company K-Bro Linen Inc. releases first-quarter results at 6 p.m. A conference call will be held on May 4.
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. _ Kurt Holteen, 25, appears in court on charges of sexually assaulting a mother and her teenaged daughter in 2011. (Court)
REGINA _ Saskatchewan Tourism Minister Bill Hutchison announces who the 2012 Saskatchewanderer will be. (11:30 a.m. at Corner of Scarth Street and 12 Avenue)
WINNIPEG _ Peter Hall, chief economist for Export Development Canada, delivers 2012 forecast for global and Manitoba economies. (11:30 a.m. at Fairmont Hotel Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Place)
BANFF _ Fifty researchers from around the world will gather at University of Lethbridge to update their colleagues on the Herschel mission, share data and discuss the outcomes of their research. Through May 4.
CHETWYND, B.C. _ Open house sessions on the draft Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines for the proposed Peace River Site C dam. (4 p.m. at Pomeroy Inn and Suites, 5200 North Access Road)
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. _ Memorial for Glenn Roche, one of two sawmill employees killed in the April 23rd Lakeland Mill explosion. (1 p.m. at Westwood Mennonite Church, )
VANCOUVER _ First Quantum Minerals Ltd. holds a conference call to discuss first-quarter results. Dial 1-877-440-9795 or go to http://www.first-quantum.com for the webcast. (6 a.m.)
VANCOUVER _ Sentencing hearing for Emmanuel Alviar, 19, of Surrey, who admitted to participating in the Stanley Cup riot. (court file No. 223515). (9 a.m. at Provincial Court)
VANCOUVER _ Missing Women Commission of Inquiry holds a series of six public policy forums. First forum topic, Session C: Building Strong Police-Community Relationships. Second forum topic, Vulnerable and Intimidated Witnesses in the Criminal Justice Process. Begins at 1:30 p.m. (9 a.m. at Vancouver Public Library, Peter Kaye Room, 350 W. Georgia Street )
VANCOUVER _ Public preview of the annual Vancouver Police Department's recovered goods auction. Items include jewelry, electronics and high end bikes. Through May 4. (Auction takes place on May 5.) (12 p.m. at 1055 Vernon Drive)
VANCOUVER _ Industrial design students showcase minimal folding chair designs using B.C. grown larch wood. (6 p.m. at 3039 Granville Street)
VANCOUVER _ Eldorado Gold Corp. releases first-quarter results after markets close. A conference call will be held on May 4.
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