Friday, March 20, 2009

Tomorrow's stories today

The Daily Look-ahead from CP often offers an interesting sneak-peak into the stories the media will be covering. Here's a look ahead at some likely political stories we'll probably be reading about over the next few days, starting with weekend events.

LAVAL, Que. _ The Quebec caucus of the federal Liberals meets through Sunday. (8 a.m. at Sheraton, 2440 Autoroute des Laurentides)
Get a large group of Quebec Liberals together and it's always a party. Wonder what Denis Coderre will have to say? Hopefully they'll leave the drama to the Conservatives, who seem to have it well in hand.
OTTAWA _ More than 100 delegates from across the country attend NDP federal council meeting. Party Leader Jack Layton speaks at noon Sunday. Marshall Ganz, a Harvard lecturer and Obama organizer, gives keynote address at 11 a.m. Sunday. (9 a.m. at Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent St.)
Get a large group of NDPers together and its always ... a large group of NDPers. Will Jack take heat from the faithful though for the spate of troubling polling? Will he signal a change in strategy? Maybe the Obama organizer will talk some sense into them.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. _ Prime Minister Stephen Harper gives keynote address at annual general meeting of Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.
Wonder what the door prize will be?
WINNIPEG _ Manitoba Liberals hold their annual general meeting. A vote on whether to open up the leadership and effectively oust leader Jon Gerrard is expected Sunday morning. (Canada Inns Polo Park)
Nothing to do with his blogging career, I trust?

And on Monday:
OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases February leading indicators. (8:30 a.m. at
Will they be positive or negative? Place your bets now. Either way, Stephen Harper will assure us he's totally not surprised, this is exactly what he expected all along, please send him money because some Liberal girl is making videos that use facts and stuff to make him look bad. It's not fair!
OTTAWA _ Special Senate aging committee meets in camera. Subject to change without notice. (12:30 p.m. at Room 705, Victoria Building, 140 Wellington St.)
Aren't all Senate committes aging?

Thank-you. Tip your waitresses.
OTTAWA _ Commons defence committee hears witnesses on Russian military aircraft approaching Canada's airspace. Subject to change without notice. (3:30 p.m. at Room 362, East Block, Parliament Hill)
Really, commons defence committee? I hope you've at least got Dustin Hoffman and Robert DeNiro as witnesses. Hopefully O'Malley gives this live-blogging priority.
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