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Orders of the Day - Good news, consumers of digital media!

As the capital recovers from the hurly-burly of July 1st, the precinct continues its serene stroll through the summer.

Judging from the strategic use of bolding in the daily advisory, the most "notable" of today's ministerial events, at least according to PMO, will be Industry Minister Christian Paradis' visit to a local Future Shop, where he will deliver an announcement on "additional actions [the] government will be taking to protect Canadian consumers and ensure the continued adoption of the latest digital technology," which likely has something -- or everything -- to do with the looming coming-into-force of the newly passed copyright bill. 

Just one scheduled event is set to unfold on the Hill: a press conference featuring representatives from the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada discuss a "long-anticipated development" in Walden et al v Canada, an ongoing gender discrimination case currently before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.  

Elsewhere on the good news circuit:

  • Government House Leader Peter Van Loan joins Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue for a funding announcement at Royal Artillery Park in St. John's, followed by a similar event at the Royal Canadian Legion in St. George's. 
  • Revenue Minister Gail Shea holds an "open house" at Charlottetown's Fitzroy Centre.
  • Back on the mainland, defence parliamentary secretary Chris Alexander presents the Major Sir Frederick Banting Term Chair in Military Trauma Research at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
  • Moving west, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is back in his hometown of Winnipeg to unveil new disaster assistance money.
  • Finally, in Vancouver, Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore teams up with Minister of State for Transport Steven Fletcher to kick off the west coast leg of the just-launched cross-country consultations on a "new, long-term infrastructure plan". 
For up to the minute dispatches from the precinct and beyond, keep your eye on the Parliament Hill Ticker below -- or, alternatively, bookmark it and check back throughout the day. 

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