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Orders of the Day - Get ready for a whirlwind prime ministerial visit, Atlantic Canada!

Fully rested and recovered (one presumes) from last week's Northern tour, the PM will make his way eastward later today, with a mid-afternoon appearance in New Brunswick, where he will attend the official opening of the Beaubassin Research Station in Aulac, which my CBC New Brunswick colleagues note is "headed by Ducks Unlimited Canada," with Irving Oil and Acadia University also partners in the initiative.  

Also out and about on the mostly MP-driven good news circuit today:

  • Local MP Michael Chong takes part in a cenotaph rededication ceremony in Rockwood,
  • Revenue Minister Gail Shea's cross-country quest to share the details of her government's red-tape cutting efforts with local business owners brings her to Winnipeg, where she will co-host a roundtable with Elmwood-Transcona MP Lawrence Toet.
  • Moving west, Mike Lake "celebrates" the opening of a new affordable housing project in Edmonton, and finally, Colin Carrie drops by a Vancouver primary school to announce new measures to "prevent unintentional injuries among children and youth."

Back in Toronto, NDP MP Olivia Chow joins Oshawa Mayor John Henry to highlight his call for the ethics commissioner to investigate recent appointments to the Oshawa Port Authority Board of Directors -- a request that, judging from the advisory, Chow thoroughly supports, as it states that she "continues to have doubts" over the government's decision to name "Conservative insiders connected to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty" to the board. 

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