The Canadian Press News Agenda for Thursday, Sept. 6Canadian Press, The
EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Thursday, Sept. 6 as of 9:30 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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MONCTON, N.B. _ Major Drilling Group International, a mining drilling company, holds first-quarter conference call. Go to www.majordrilling.com or dial 647-427-7450, code: 20474741. (10 a.m.)
SAINT JOHN, N.B. _ Rodney Weston, MP for Saint John, will deliver remarks at the dedication of Wade-Myles Park and the unveiling of a cenotaph. (9:45 a.m. at Wade-Myles Park, 151 Black St.)
x-ST. JOHN'S, N.L. _ The federal NDP caucus plans its strategy for the fall session of parliament. Through Sept. 6. (Sheraton Hotel, 115 Cavendish Square)
x-HALIFAX _ Cabinet meets and ministers will be available for questions in the media room after the meeting. (8:30 a.m. at One Government Place, 1700 Granville St.)
xy-HALIFAX _ Trial dates to be set for Trevor Zinck, the Nova Scotia politician charged in the province's legislative spending scandal. (9 a.m. at Law Courts)
MONTEBELLO, Que. _ Liberal party president Mike Crawley holds noon news conference following summer caucus meeting. (Chateu Montebello, Montebello, Que.)
MONTREAL _ Printer and publisher Transcontinental Inc. holds a third-quarter earnings conference call. Webcast at www.tc.tc/investors or dial 1-514-807-9895, 1-647-427-7450 or 1-888-231-8191. (4:15 p.m.)
QUEBEC _ Life sciences company DiagnoCure will discuss its third-quarter results on a conference call. Dial 1-888-231-8191, passcode: 11370258. (4:30 p.m.)
TERREBONNE, Que. _ ADF Group Inc., a metal fabricator, will release its second-quarter results before markets open followed by a conference call at 10 a.m. Dial 1-888-231-8191.
OTTAWA _ Bloc Quebecois Leader Daniel Paille comments on the outcome of the Quebec election. (11:30 a.m. at Room 130-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill)
CAMBRIDGE, Ont. _ Com Dev International Ltd., which makes components and microsatellites, will discuss third-quarter results on a conference call. Dial 647-427-7450 or 1-888-231-8191. Visit www.comdevintl.com for the webcast. (5 p.m.)
KITCHENER, Ont. _ Progressive Conservative candidate Tracey Weiler to cast ballot in provincial byelection in Kitchener-Waterloo. (9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 544 Bridgeport Rd. E.)
KITCHENER, Ont. _ Green Party of Ontario candidate Stacey Danckert and leader Mike Schreiner will celebrate with supporters on election night. (8 p.m. at The Honest Lawyer, 305 King St. W.)
y-KITCHENER-WATERLOO, Ont. _ Byelection in the Kitchener-Waterloo riding.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. _ Figure Skaters, including two-time World Champion Patrick Chan and 2010 Olympic and reigning World Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, attend a two-day camp. Single skaters scrum at 9:45 a.m., oairs scrum at 10:10 a.m. and ice dance teams scrum at 11:15. (9:15 a.m. at Hershey Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Place)
x-TORONTO _ Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appears in court to defend himself against conflict-of-interest allegations. Through Sept. 7. (10 a.m. at 361 University Ave., courtroom 6-1)
TORONTO _ Harry Winston Diamond Corp. holds its second-quarter conference call. Dial 1-866-825-3354, code: 42016423 or go to http://investor.harrywinston.com for webcast. (8:30 a.m.)
TORONTO _ TMX Group Ltd. CEO Tom Kloet speaks at the Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets Financials Summit. (8:30 a.m. at Fairmont Royal York Hotel)
TORONTO _ Premier Dalton McGuinty attends question period. (10:30 a.m. at Queen`s Park)
TORONTO _ Fred Fox, brother of Terry Fox, will speak to Carleton students about Terry`s historic run to raise funds and awareness for cancer. (11 a.m. at Galleria, Fourth Floor University Centre, Carleton University)
TORONTO _ Former Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day will appear in court in Mohammad Mahjoub's security certificate hearing. (12 p.m. at 6th floor, 180 Queen St. W. )
TORONTO _ The Wellesley Institute holds a community forum on social profiling of homeless people by police, security services and the public. (1 p.m. at The Sanctuary, 25 Charles St. East)
TORONTO _ The Toronto International Film Festival. Through Sept. 15. (various locations)
VAUGHAN, Ont. _ Byelection in the riding of Vaughan.
WATERLOO, Ont. _ NDP candidate Catherine Fife votes in the byelection. (9:30 a.m. at Waterloo Memorial Rec Complex, 101 Fr. David Bauer )
WATERLOO, Ont. _ NDP candidate Catherine Fife mainstreets. (10:30 a.m. at Honey Bake Shop, 100 King St. South )
WATERLOO, Ont. _ Liberal candidate Eric Davis awaits results of Kitchener-Waterloo byelection. (9 p.m. at East Side Mario's, 450 King St. North)
WATERLOO, Ont. _ PC candidate Tracey Weiler awaits results of Kitchener-Waterloo byelection. (9 p.m. at Waterloo Inn, 475 King St. North)
WATERLOO, Ont. _ NDP candidate Catherine Fife in the Kitchener-Waterloo byelection attends election night party. Remarks follow results. (9:15 p.m. at St. George Hall, 665 King St. North)
WINDSOR, Ont. _ National Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Essex MP Jeff Watson will make an announcement. (10:30 a.m. at HMCS Hunter facility, 960 Ouellete Ave.)
WOODBRIDGE, Ont. _ Vaughan Liberal candidate Steven Del Duca will cast his ballot in the by-election. (10:45 a.m. at Woodbridge Public School, 60 Burwick Ave. )
WOODBRIDGE, Ont. _ Vaughan Liberal candidate Steven Del Duca will attend election night event. (9 p.m. at Supreme Banquet and Convention Centre, 8311 Weston Rd. )
CALGARY _ Former Calgary Stampeders player Joffrey Reynolds to appear in court on charges of break-and-enter and domestic assault against a former girlfriend. (9 a.m. at CR 508 - Calgary Courts, 601 5th Street SW)
x-CALGARY _ Alberta Premier Alison Redford among the dignitaries to participate in the phased opening of Alberta's largest hospital. (10:30 a.m. at South Health Campus, 4448 Front St. SE)
CAMROSE, Alta. _ MP Kevin Sorenson announces federal funding for The Open Door, a project to help the homeless in Camrose. (4707 56 St.)
x-EDMONTON _ The Joint Review Panel holds hearings into the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Topics include the economic need for the project and the impacts on commercial interests. Through Sept. 28. (Holiday Inn Conference Centre)
RED DEER, Alta. _ Preliminary hearing for Warren Fertig, who is charged with rape and other sex-related charges involving underage girls that date back to the 1970s when he taught at a Red Deer school.
RED DEER, Alta. _ Sentencing of former Mountie Hoa Dong La on charges of extortion, criminal harassment and mortgage fraud. (Courthouse)
x-WINNIPEG _ Public inquiry into the death of Phoenix Sinclair, a girl who was killed in 2005 by her mother and mother's boyfriend after being returned to her family by Manitoba Child and Family Services. The inquiry is scheduled to run until Dec. 20. (10 a.m. at Winnipeg Convention Centre, York Ave.)
WINNIPEG _ Winnipeg MP Joyce Bateman announces federal support for agricultural innovation. (158 Commerce Drive)
REGINA _ A decision is expected in the Terrance Tremaine case. (9 a.m. at Court of Queen's Bench, 2425 Victoria Ave.)
REGINA _ The Regina police host the 2012 Canadian Police Canine Association Championship Trials. Through Sept. 9.
x-SASKATOON _ Country music week begins, fest concludes with the Canadian Country Music Awards to be held on Sept. 9.
SASKATOON _ Morley Watson, interim chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, responds to a federal announcement of funding cuts. (100-103A Packman Ave.)
SURREY, B.C. _ Preliminary inquiry for the youth accused of first-degree murder in the beating death of 15-year-old Laura Szendrei. Through Oct 4. (Surrey Provincial Court, 14340 - 57 Ave.)
VANCOUVER _ International scientists, political scientists, lawyers meet to discuss boundary issues around management of Mackenzie River Basin. Sessions are closed. Final news conference will be held on Sept. 7 at 1 p.m., room 470. (9 a.m. at Simon Fraser University, Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W. Hastings St.)
VANCOUVER _ Minister Ida Chong will be joined by Vancouver Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi and representatives from the University of British Columbia for an important funding announcement Thursday, Sept. 6. Members of Whitecaps FC will be in attendance along with youth soccer players. (2:30 p.m. at Heritage Room, Thunderbird Stadium, University of British Columbia)
VANCOUVER _ CHC Helicopter, which provides helicopter services to the oil and gas industry, holds first-quarter conference call. Dial 647-427-3413 or 1-888-241-0394, code: 20569193. (5 p.m.)
VANCOUVER _ Prime Minister Stephen Harper will deliver the keynote address at the Bloomberg Canada-Asia Dialogue at 2:15 p.m. B.C. Premier Christy Clark will introduce a panel at 3:55 p.m. (Pan Pacific Hotel)
VICTORIA _ Twelve recipients honoured with 2012 Order of British Columbia. Recipients include former premier Dave Barrett, former prime minister Kim Campbell, Bard on the Beach founder Christopher Gaze, astronaut Robert Thirsk and and Olympic rower Tricia Smith. Media are invited to set up at 9:30 a.m. (10 a.m. at Government House, 1401 Rockland Avenue)
VICTORIA _ Federal Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield and B.C. minister Dob McRae hold news conference at the conclusion of fisheries ministers meeting. Media can also call in to the conference the by dialing 1-877-413-4814 (12:15 p.m. at Fairmont Empress Hotel, 721 Government St.)
VICTORIA _ Justice Minister and Attorney General Shirley Bond makes announcement related to improving access for family justice. (1 p.m. at Victoria court, 850 Burdette Ave. East side of the court)
WHISTLER, B.C. _ 2012 Global Buyers Mission for buyers of B.C. wood products from 19 countries, organized by the BC Wood. (Whistler Conference Centre)
(The Canadian Press)