CNW Group Daybook for Monday, March 19, 2007 ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL



    TORONTO, March 19 /CNW/ -

    
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    <B>NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR</B>

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     RESULTS OF A SURVEY ON CONSUMER SPENDING TRENDS IN QUEBEC
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Hotel Fairmont Reine Elizabeth
               900 boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
               Salon Harricana
    CONTACT:   Céline Ducharme, Conseil québécois du commerce de détail,
               (514) 842-6681 extension 200, 1-800-364-6766
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/15/c3111.html
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    <B>QUEBEC</B>

    DATE:      March 19
    EVENT:     DELL CANADA AT THE MONTREAL HOME SHOW
               PRESENTED BY RE/MAX
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Place Bonaventure
    CONTACT:   Janet Fabri, DELL Canada Corporate Communications,
               (416) 758-3398 (office), (416) 797-4202 (cell),; Elynn
               Wareham, Sarah Van Lange, (416) 486-5910, (416) 486-5918
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/12/c9366.html

    TIME:      10:00
    EVENT:     DIABETES EXPERT TO PRESENT THE RESULTS FROM STUDY SHOWING
               THE BENEFITS OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT GLUCERNA.
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  See URL
    CONTACT:   Daniel Brennan, (514) 843-2325
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/16/c3355.html

    TIME:      11:00
    EVENT:     28TH EDITION OF THE MONTREAL NATIONAL HOME SHOW PRESENTED BY
               RE/MAX
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Place Bonaventure
    CONTACT:   Bouba Slim, (514) 286-1004, ext. 24, Cell: (514) 777-1926;
               Salle de presse: (514) 397-4805
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/15/c2932.html

    TIME:      11:45
    EVENT:     MARIO DUMONT WILL SPEAK AT THE INVITATION OF THE MONTREAL
               ECONOMIC INSTITUTE
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Hotel Sofitel Montreal
               Picasso Ballroom
               1155 Sherbrooke Street
    CONTACT:   André Valiquette, Director of Communications, Montreal
               Economic Institute, (514) 273-0969 (office), (514) 574-0969
               (mobile phone)
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/March2007/01/c5909.html

    TIME:      12:00
    EVENT:     PRESS LUNCHEON AND NEW TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION -
               EASTQUEST.CA
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Hôtel Intercontinental Montréal
               360, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest
               2e étage
    CONTACT:   Suzanne Villeneuve, (514) 426-0149; Mary Sinclair,
               (613) 476-8291
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/14/c2438.html

    TIME:      12:00
    EVENT:     MARC G. FORTIER, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF
               MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL AT THE PODIUM OF THE CANADIAN CLUB OF
               MONTREAL
    CITY:      MONTREAL
    LOCATION:  Hilton Montréal Bonaventure Hotel
               Salon Mont-Royal
               900 de La Gauchetière West
    CONTACT:   Ginette Bergogne, Executive Director, Canadian Club of
               Montréal, (514) 398-0457
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/15/c2903.html
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    <B>ONTARIO</B>

    DATE:      March 19
    EVENT:     PSAC NATIONAL PRESIDENT JOHN GORDON AND PSAC REGIONAL
               EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT FOR THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ED
               CASHMAN WILL PROVIDE THEIR COMMENTS FOLLOWING THE BUDGET
               SPEECH
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Railway Committee Room (253-D)
               Centre Block
               Parliament Hill
    CONTACT:   Denis Boivin, PSAC Communications, (613) 222-4617 (cell);
               Alain Cossette, PSAC Communications, (613) 293-9210 (cell)
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/15/c3030.html

    DATE:      March 19
    EVENT:     2007 NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT: DEVELOPING
               CAREERS TODAY
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
               255 Front Street West
    CONTACT:   Yvonne Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator,
               (613) 526-3090, ext. 221
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/16/c3551.html

    DATE:      March 19
    EVENT:     ITAC PRESIDENT AND CEO, BERNARD COURTOIS, WILL BE AVAILABLE
               FOR COMMENT FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF THE BUDGET
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  See URL
    CONTACT:   Nicole Helsberg, ITAC Communications, (905) 602-8345 ext.
               240; Lynda Leonard, ITAC Communications, (613) 238-4822 ext.
               223
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/16/c3499.html

    TIME:      09:00
    EVENT:     'GLOBAL' UNION MEETING
    CITY:      SUDBURY
    LOCATION:  USW union hall
               92 Frood Road
    CONTACT:   FOR BACKGROUND AND INFORMATION, CONTACT: Pat Van Horne,
               (416) 544-5990; IN SUDBURY DURING THE CONFERENCE: Brad James,
               (416) 524-5118
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/16/c3563.html

    TIME:      09:30
    EVENT:     EDUCATION MINISTER KATHLEEN WYNNE WILL VISIT A LOCAL
               ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE GRANTS FOR
               STUDENT NEEDS FOR 2007/08.
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School
               444 Sherbourne Street
    CONTACT:   Michelle Despault, Minister's Office, (416) 212-3747;
               Patricia MacNeil, Communications Branch, (416) 325-2676
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/16/c3524.html

    TIME:      09:35
    EVENT:     ONTARIO MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS,
               LEONA DOMBROWSKY TO ADDRESS CHICKEN FARMERS OF ONTARIO AGM
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Doubletree International Plaza Hotel
               Toronto Airport
               655 Dixon Road
    CONTACT:   Barbara Campbell, (416) 360-6183 x223; Pierre Leduc, cell
               (416) 859-8562
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/15/c2884.html

    TIME:      11:00
    EVENT:     ACCLAIMED EXPERT ON IRAN MEETS MEDIA
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Lipa Green Building for Jewish Community Services
               4600 Bathurst Street
               4th Floor
    CONTACT:   Dan Horowitz, (416) 631-5672 or (416) 318-8636 (cell)
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/15/c2973.html

    TIME:      11:00
    EVENT:     TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY TO CELEBRATE EXTENDED HOURS
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Dawes Road Branch
               416 Dawes Road
    CONTACT:   Edward Karek, (416) 397-5925
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/15/c3040.html

    TIME:      15:30
    EVENT:     DR. COLIN MCMILLAN, CMA PRESIDENT, WILL COMMENT ON THE
               FEDERAL BUDGET FROM PARLIAMENT HILL
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Parliament Hill
               Centre Block
               Railroad Room (253-D)
    CONTACT:   Steve Wharry, (613) 731-8610 or 1-800-663-7336 ext. 2135,
               Cell (613) 298-4669
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/March2007/16/c3375.html
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/16/c3453.html

    TIME:      16:00
    EVENT:     THE CANADIAN ALLIANCE OF STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS WILL BE
               AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON PARLIAMENT HILL FOLLOWING THE
               PRESENTATION OF THE FEDERAL BUDGET
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Railroad Committee Room (253-D)
               Parliament Hill
    CONTACT:   Caen Suni, Public Relations and Communications Officer,
               Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, (613) 236-3457 ext.
               224, (c) (613) 868-6605
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/16/c3316.html

    TIME:      16:00
    EVENT:     ANNUAL OWNERS MEETING
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  St. Andrew's Club & Conference Centre
               150 King Street West
               16th Floor
    CONTACT:   Craig Armitage, The Equicom Group Inc., Tel: (416) 815-0700
               x278
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2006/22/c9940.html

    TIME:      16:00
    EVENT:     FEDERATION OF CANADIAN MUNICIPALITES TO COMMENT ON FEDERAL
               BUDGET MARCH 19
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Railway Committee Room (253-D)
               Centre Block
               Parliament Hill
    CONTACT:   Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/15/c2941.html

    TIME:      16:00
    EVENT:     CANADIAN HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION REACTS TO BUDGET 2007
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Railway Committee Room (253-D)
               Centre Block
               Parliament Hill
    CONTACT:   Graeme Wilkes, Communications Advisor, Canadian Healthcare
               Association, (613) 241-8005 x 205, Cell: (613) 282-6003
    URL:
    http://www.cnw.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/15/c3043.html

    TIME:      16:30
    EVENT:     NORMAND GENDRON, OF THE CIA, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT
               ON PARLIAMENT HILL FOLLOWING THE PRESENTATION OF THE FEDERAL
               BUDGET
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Railroad Room (253-D)
               Centre Block
               Parliament Hill
    CONTACT:   Daniel Lapointe, Executive Director, Canadian Institute of
               Actuaries, (613) 236-8196; To arrange an interview, please
               contact: Josée Racette, Communications Assistant,
               (613) 236-8196 ext. 107
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/16/c3409.html

    TIME:      16:30
    EVENT:     ENGINEERS AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON 2007 FLAHERTY BUDGET
    CITY:      OTTAWA
    LOCATION:  Railroad Room (253-D)
               Centre Block
               Parliament Hill
    CONTACT:   Marc Bourgeois, Director, Communications, Canadian Council of
               Professional Engineers, (613) 232-2474, ext. 238
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/18/c3820.html

    TIME:      17:00
    EVENT:     DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD WORKERS DELIVER STRONG STRIKE
               MANDATE - SID RYAN LEADS SOLIDARITY RALLY
    CITY:      WHITBY
    LOCATION:  Durham District School Board
               400 Taunton Road
    CONTACT:   Sid Ryan, CUPE Ontario, (416) 209-0066; Don Bryans, CUPE 218,
               (905) 571-7879; Joanne Wilson, CUPE National Representative,
               (289) 404-0797; James Chai, CUPE Communications,
               (416) 292-3999, (416) 458-3983 (cell)
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/18/c3810.html

    TIME:      19:00
    EVENT:     MEET CHRIS GARDNER, AUTHOR OF THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, AS
               HE TALKS ABOUT HIS BESTSELLING BOOK AND INCREDIBLE LIFE
               JOURNEY
    CITY:      TORONTO
    LOCATION:  Indigo Manulife
               55 Bloor Street West
    CONTACT:   Suzanne Rappaport or Sandra D'Ambrosio, Edelman Public
               Relations, (416) 979-1120
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/15/c2579.html
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    <B>WEBCAST/CONFERENCE CALL</B>

    TIME:      08:00 Mountain
    EVENT:     OPTI CANADA INC. PRESENTS AT THE FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE
               GENERALE OIL SANDS CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
    INTERNET:  http://www.firstenergy.com/conf/OS_mar07/OPC.html
    CONTACT:   OPTI Canada Inc., Alison Trollope, Investor Relations
               Manager, Ph: (403) 218-4705
    URL:
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/12/c8977.html

    TIME:      08:25 Mountain
    EVENT:     PETROBANK ENERGY AND RE

SOURCES LTD. TO PRESENT AT THE FIRSTENERGY/SOCIETE GENERALE OIL SANDS CONFERENCE INTERNET: http://www.firstenergy.com/conf/OS_mar07/PBG.html CONTACT: Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd., John D. Wright, President & CEO, Ph: (403) 750-4400 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/12/c8978.html TIME: 08:30 Eastern EVENT: SINO-FOREST: FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL ON MARCH 19 INTERNET: www.sinoforest.com, under "Earnings Release" PHONE NO.: North America (416) 644-3416, 1-800-733-7560 (toll free); Asia (HK Time Zone): (416) 644-3416 CONTACT: Hong Kong, Louisa Wong, Manager, Investor Communications & Relations, Tel: 852-2514-2109 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/16/c3303.html TIME: 09:30 Eastern EVENT: MDS TO PRESENT AT TENTH ANNUAL LEHMAN BROTHERS' GLOBAL HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE - LIVE WEBCAST INTERNET: www.mdsinc.com CONTACT: Sharon Mathers, Vice-President, Investor Relations and External Communications, (416) 675-6777 ext. 34721 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/13/c9573.html TIME: 14:00 MOUNTAIN EVENT: ENSIGN ENERGY SERVICES INC. - FOURTH QUARTER 2006 EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INTERNET: www.ensignenergy.com PHONE NO.: 1-800-731-7554 CONTACT: Ensign Energy Services Inc., Mr. Bruce Moyes, Vice President Finance, Telephone: (403) 262-1361 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/16/c3621.html http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/19/c3834.html TIME: 16:00 Eastern EVENT: WEBCAST - ANNUAL AND SPECIAL MEETING OF OWNERS OF COVENTREE INTERNET: www.newswire.ca and www.coventree.ca CONTACT: Craig Armitage, The Equicom Group Inc., Tel: (416) 815-0700 x278 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/09/c8993.html TIME: 16:30 Eastern EVENT: NOVADAQ HOLDS FISCAL 2006 YEAR-END AND FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INTERNET: www.novadaq.com PHONE NO.: (416) 644-3415; 1-800-732-9303 CONTACT: Arun Menawat, PhD, MBA, President & CEO, Novadaq Technologies Inc., (905) 629-3822 x 202; Michael Moore, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group, (416) 815-0700 x 241 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/13/c9580.html TIME: 17:30 Eastern EVENT: WESTERNONE EQUITY GP INC. FISCAL 2006 RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL PHONE NO.: Vancouver (604-899-1599), Calgary (403-232-6311), Edmonton (780-424-5694), Toronto (416-883-0139), Ottawa (613-212-4230), International (403-232-6311), Toll-free (1-888-458-1598) CONTACT: Robert Hibberd, (604) 678-4042 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/14/c2492.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------- <B>INTERNATIONAL</B> TIME: 13:00 EVENT: MOSAID, SEMICO AND FIDUS ANNOUNCE SOC DESIGN FORUM CITY: HSINCHU, TAIWAN LOCATION: Ambassador Hotel CONTACT: Media inquiries: Colleen McGuire, Communications Specialist, (613) 599-9539, x1228; Lou Covey, VitalCom PR, (650) 366-8212 URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2007/05/c4732.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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