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The Canadian Press News Agenda for
[February 05, 2014]

The Canadian Press News Agenda for

(Canadian Press DataFile Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) EDITORS:@ Following is a list of news events for Feb. 6 as of 9 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 WORLD HAMILTON _ Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners releases fourth-quarter and year-end results at 8 a.m. followed by a conference call at 9 a.m. Dial 1-800-319-4610 or go to for the webcast.

HAMILTON _ Brookfield Property Partners, L.P. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results before markets open followed by a conference call at 11 a.m. Dial 1-888-334-3034, passcode: 7707759. Go to for the webcast.

LONDON _ Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi takes part in an international leaders program. Through Feb. 7.

WICHITA _ Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results at 6:30 a.m. followed by a webcast at at 10 a.m.

ATLANTIC ANTIGONISH, N.S. _ Amanda Murphy to be sentenced for assaulting a worker at the group home where she lives. Murphy's parents say the intellectually challenged woman should not be before the courts because she has the mind of a child. (9:30 a.m. at Antigonish Justice Centre, 11 James St.) GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. _ Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and Health Minister Leo Glavine makes an announcement with community partners. (11:30 a.m. at Chedabucto Place Performance Centre, 27 Green St.) xy-HALIFAX _ Michael Gerard Cooper returns to court after his arrest on Jan. 28 for allegedly breaching court-ordered conditions prohibiting him from entering liquor stores. (9:30 a.m. at Provincial Court, Spring Garden Road) xy-HALIFAX _ Federal Public Works Minister Diane Finley and Peter MacKay, the federal minister that represents Nova Scotia, will provide an update on the federal shipbuilding project. (2:30 p.m. at Irving Shipbuilding Inc., 3099 Barrington St.) SYDNEY, N.S. _ Nova Scotia Liberal caucus holds meetings with municipal leaders, business owners and community groups in Cape Breton with cabinet meeting at Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. (11:45 a.m.) SYDNEY, N.S. _ Nova Scotia Finance Minister Diana Whalen will kick off budget discussions with students at Sydney Academy. (12:45 p.m. at Sydney Academy, 49 Terrance Street) QUEBEC x-MONTREAL _ Telecom and media giant BCE Inc. holds a fourth-quarter and 2014 guidance conference call. Dial 1-866-226-1792 or 416-340-2216. (8 a.m.) MONTREAL _ A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Luka Rocco Magnotta, who has been accused of first-degree murder in the 2012 slaying of Jun Lin. (9:30 a.m. at Courthouse) MONTREAL _ Gildan Activewear holds its annual shareholders meeting. (10 a.m. at Centre Mont Royal, 2200 Mansfield) MONTREAL _ Canadian dairy giant Saputo Inc. holds a third-quarter conference call. Dial 1-800-732-5617. (2:30 p.m.) MONTREAL _ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau holds a media availability after meeting with students at different Montreal universities. (3 p.m. at Concordia University, D.B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve W.) MONTREAL _ Resolute Forest Products Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results at 8 a.m., and holds a conference call at 9 a.m. Dial 1-888-789-9572, passcode 9499887, or go to for the webcast.

QUEBEC _ Prime Minister Stephen Harper holds a photo-op with Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume. (11 a.m. at Discovery Pavilion of he Plains of Abrham , 835 Wilfrid-Laurieer) QUEBEC _ Prime Minister Stephen Harper participates in a question-and-answer session with Eric Lavoie, chairman of the board of directors Quebec City Chamber of Commerce. (12:45 p.m. at Quebec City Convention Centre, 900 Honore-Mercier) SHAWINIGAN, Que. _ The Parti Quebecois wraps up a two-day caucus meeting. (Auberge Gouverneur, 1100 Promenade du Saint-Maurice) OTTAWA xy-OTTAWA _ Commons question period. (2:15 p.m. at House of Commons, Centre Block, Parliament Hill) OTTAWA _ CMHC releases its 2014 first-quarter Housing Market Outlook Report. (8:15 a.m. at OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the Canadian international merchandise trade figures for December. (8:30 a.m. at x-OTTAWA _ The Parliamentary Budget Officer posts a report entitled "Fiscal Analysis of Sick Leave in the Federal Public Service." (9 a.m. at OTTAWA _ The Protect Aid campaign holds a press conference to discuss a petition signed by 20,000 Canadians calling on the government to protect foreign aid spending in the 2014 federal budget. (9:30 a.m. at Room 130-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill) x-OTTAWA _ Maxime Bernier, minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch attend a round table hosted by the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. The ministers discuss the role of young entrepreneurs in the Canadian economy. (10:30 a.m. at C.D. Howe Building, Executive Complex, 11th Floor, 235 Queen St.) x-OTTAWA _ NDP MPs Philip Toone and Yvon Godin discuss CN's abandonment of a rail line that will deprive the country of east-west VIA Rail passenger service. (11:30 a.m. at Room 130-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill) OTTAWA _ Parliamentary secretary Eve Adams promotes healthy eating during pregnancy. (11:30 a.m. at Thyme Maternity, Ottawa Trainyards, 550 Terminal Ave.) ONTARIO x-TORONTO _ Al Jazeera Media Network will hold a press conference calling on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release five journalists detained there. (1 p.m. at The Fairmont Royal York, Territories Room, 100 Front St. W.) TORONTO _ Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. holds a conference call to discuss fourth-quarter and year-end results released earlier in the day. Dial 416-340-2217 or 1-866-696-5910, passcode: 6118772. Go to for a link to the webcast. (3 p.m.) TORONTO _ On the eve of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a coalition of human rights groups rally for global LGBT rights. (6 p.m. at outside Russian Consulate, 175 Bloor St. East (at Church St.), followed by march) TORONTO _ Toronto's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will be auctioning themselves off at Love4aCure's annual charity gala to raise money and awareness for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, a world leader in Cancer research and treatment facilities. (9 p.m. at The Courthouse - 57 Adelaide Street, E.) TORONTO _ Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. releases second-quarter results. A conference call will be held on Feb. 7.

TORONTO _ Novadaq Technologies Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results prior to markets open, followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Dial 1-877-407-8031.

xy-TORONTO _ Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, will unveil improvements to Canada's Citizenship Act. Time: 8:30 a.m., Viewing of public documents; 9:00 a.m., Technical briefing by CIC officials; 10:30 a.m., News conference with Minister Alexander. (Fort York, Blue Barracks, 100 Garrison Road,) TORONTO _ Time: noon, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to deliver a keynote address at the Toronto Region Vision Forum, location: 277 Front Street West - 8th Floor, Toronto. Time: 5:30 p.m., Premier Wynne to attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Massey College.

PRAIRIES CALGARY _ MEG Energy releases fourth-quarter results and year-end results. Conference call at 1-888-231-8191. (7:30 a.m.) MEDICINE HAT, Alta. _ Alberta NDP holds public meetings on upcoming provincial budget. (7 p.m. at Medicine Hat College, Room F156, 299 College Dr.) WINNIPEG _ Inquest into the death of a personal care home resident with Alzheimer's, who died when he was pushed to the floor by a fellow resident who also has Alzheimer's. Through Feb. 7.

WINNIPEG _ Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results and holds a conference call. Dial 647-427-7450, or go to (5 p.m.) WINNIPEG _ A couple convicted of hoarding animals to be sentenced. Peter and Judith Chernecki of Gull Lake, Man., pleaded guilty after 64 dogs were seized from them and more than half had to be euthanized. (Provincial court) SASKATOON _ Kellie Johnson to appear in court after a psychiatric assessment. She is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her son Jonathan Vetter. (Courthouse) BRITISH COLUMBIA NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. _ Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto and Ian Tostenson of the B.C. Restaurant and Food Services Association tour three local restaurants in North Vancouver to celebrate the upcoming 'B.C. Restaurant Week' (Feb. 10 - 16). (11:30 a.m.) SURREY, B.C. _ The Annual Surrey Board of Trade 2014 Economic Forecast Lunch featuring Douglas Porter, CFA, Chief Economist and Managing Director for BMO Capital Markets. (12 p.m. at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Avenue) VANCOUVER _ Manslaughter trial for four men accused of the beating death of Kelowna resident Dain Phillips. (10 a.m. at Courtroom 67, Vancouver Law Courts, 800 Smithe Street) x-VANCOUVER _ The trial of Carlos Barahona Villeda, Ioannis Kangles, David Leonati and Michael Macdonald, charged with assault and taking part in a riot after Good Samaritan was beaten during the Stanley Cup riot. Through Feb. 7. (9:30 a.m. at Courtroom 515, Vancouver Provincial Court, 222 Main Street) VANCOUVER _ The B.C. Civil Liberties Association, civil society organizations and First Nations leadership announce a response to revelations of government surveillance and spying on environmental activists, First Nations, and other members of civil society opposed to the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tankers project. (9 a.m. at Vancouver Public Library, lower level, Peter Kaye Room) VANCOUVER _ Media tour of Vancouver Aquarium's jelly lab, shark penthouse, other habitats and new interactive animal shows. (9:45 a.m. at Vancouver Aquarium) VANCOUVER _ The transit-funding referendum is the focus of a special edition of SFU's City Conversations. Gordon Price, director of The City Program, and Councillor Geoff Meggs will discuss the key issues surrounding the proposed referendum. (12:30 p.m. at SFU's Vancouver campus, Room 1600, 515 West Hastings St.) VANCOUVER _ Green Party of Vancouver's annual general meeting. (6:30 p.m. at Alliance for Arts and Culture, 100 - 938 Howe Street) VANCOUVER _ Canfor Pulp Products Inc. and Canfor Corp. hold a joint conference call at 8 a.m. to discuss fourth-quarter and year-end results. Dial 416-340-8010, or go to for the webcast.

VANCOUVER _ Entertainment company Lionsgate releases third-quarter and year-end results after markets close. A conference call and webcast will be held on Feb. 7.

VANCOUVER _ New Gold Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results, followed by a conference call and webcast at 10 a.m. Dial 647-427-7450 or go to

VANCOUVER _ Nobel prize winner Jody Williams delivers an address on social democracy, human rights and peace during a two-day symposium examining the diverse contributions of six Nobel Peace Prize laureates to international peace efforts. (SFU downtown campus) VICTORIA _ Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond will publicly release a report on an investigation into the suicide death of a teenage First Nations girl. (9:30 a.m. at South Pender Island Ballroom Hotel Grand Pacific 463 Belleville St.) VICTORIA _ Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux to respond to the B.C. Representative of Children and Youth's special report, Lost in the Shadows: How a Lack of Help Meant a Loss of Hope for One First Nations Girl. (11 a.m.) VICTORIA _ Eat Well Get Moving! launches in primary and middle schools throughout Victoria. Eat Well Get Moving! is a fun program that encourages healthy eating and physical fitness as a way to build strong minds and bodies. (12:30 p.m. at Windsor Pavilion 2451 Windsor Road) VICTORIA _ More than 700 delegates expected to attend the 15th annual privacy and security conference, offering a range of speakers and topics including State Sponsored Hacking and Mass Surveillance Without Oversight. Through Feb. 7. (Victoria Conference Centre) NORTH YELLOWKNIFE _ Northwest Territories budget. Media lockup from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Finance Minister Michael Miltenberger holds embargoed interviews from 11:45 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m.; Miltenberger presents the budget in the legislature at approximately 1:30 p.m. (Laing-6 boardroom, Corner of Franklin Avenue and 49 Street) (c) 2014 The Canadian Press

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