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Orders of the Day - Wheels up for the Cambridge Bay-Churchill Prime Ministerial Express!

The penultimate leg of the PM's annual northern tour will begin with a photo op at an undisclosed -- at least by the advisory -- location in Cambridge Bay, followed by an announcement at Kiilinik High School. Once that wraps up, it's off to Churchill, where the prime ministerial plane will touch down early this evening, although no further public events -- other than the requisite landing shot photo op, that is -- appear on the itinerary for today.

On the ministerial circuit:

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews continues his Atlantic Canadian tour with a visit to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where he will detail the latest round of arts and cultural funding to be distributed to deserving local initiatives by his cabinet colleague, Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore.

Also in Newfoundland today: Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield, who will arrive bearing good news for the Ferryland Head Lighthouse, described, with uncharacteristic verve, in the event advisory as "a thriving tourist destination".

In Nova Scotia, meanwhile, Kellie Leitch fulfills her responsibility as parliamentary secretary to Human Resources Minister Diane Finley by delivering an "important announcement in support of local youth."

Meanwhile, back in Toronto, the Economic Club of Canada will provide the venue for Minister of State Ted Menies to outline his thoughts on "the role of government, the individual and the employer in maintaining the health of Canada's retirement system," while Gary Goodyear joins York Centre MP Mark Adler to unveil new federal support for "innovative health care solutions" at the B'nai Brith Alzheimer's Home.

Elsewhere in the province, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson dons his local MP hat to "mark the launch into service" of the new Niagara Falls Visitor Transportation System -- which is not, one assumes, simply a barrel with a Canada wordmark on the side -- during an appearance at Edgewaters Restaurant.   

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