Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sort of reminds me of the above photo.

Premier to Meet With Prime Minister
November 29, 2007

Premier Danny Williams has agreed to sit down with the Prime Minister when he visits this province tomorrow. Williams says his office confirmed the meeting, set for 4:30 tomorrow afternoon in St. John's, two days ago. Williams says he's pleased to have a face-to-face discussion with the PM on issues of importance to the province. Stephen Harper is making several stops in this province over the weekend; including making an announcement in Stephenville, then attending MP Fabian Manning's official nomination ceremony in Holyrood tomorrow evening. Saturday, a visit to Port de Grave is the main event. A ceremony is planned to recognize those who rescued six crab fishermen from the freezing Atlantic last May when the Nautical Legacy caught fire. Premier Williams says on the agenda will be non-renewable resource revenue, 5-Wing Goose Bay, the fishery and the strong Canadian dollar.

An historic agreement concerning Mi'kmaq in this province is expected to be formally signed in Stephenville tomorrow. It is one of the items on the prime minister's tentative agenda, for a two day visit to the island. Liberal MP Gerry Byrne expects Stephen Harper will officially recognize the aboriginal status of the Federation of Newfoundland Indians, and says this recognition will mean alot to the Mi'kmaq people. There are 45 hundred Mi'Kmaqs in nine bands, primarily in western and central regions of the province.

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