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Orders of the Day - Welcome back to the federal ministerial good newser parade, Quebec!

With the ministerial circuit-jamming election now behind them, Quebec ministers are once again free to roam the backroads of the province, handing out federal money to deserving recipients -- like, for instance, Développement PME Chaudière-Appalaches, the Levis-based company on Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney's itinerary for today. 

As the PM begins his APEC-centric visit to Russia, Environment Minister Peter Kent heads to Washington DC, where he will join his Environmental Protection Agency counterpart at the unveiling of an amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. 

Also out and about, from east to west:

In Newfoundland, transport parliamentary secretary Pierre Poilievre drops by Embree to for an "important infrastructure event" at the local town hall, then heads to Grand Falls-Windsor to herald his government's support for two area initiatives.

Industry Minister Christian Paradis visits Cambridge, where he, along with his junior cabinet counterpart and local MP Gary Goodyear, will unveil the details of a new investment in exactEarth Ltd.

In Brantford, Human Resources Minister Diane Finley teams up with a contingent of municipal and provincial representatives for an "important infrastructure event" at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Elsewhere in Ontario, Defence Minister Peter MacKay will "officiate" at the grand opening of a new hanger at the regional gliding school at CFB Trenton, and Kellie Leitch hands out money to help local youth in Kingston.

Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose heads to the University of Alberta, where she's scheduled to make "an important announcement" on a "new partnership" in support of "long-term success" in the Canadian rail sector, while back in Ottawa, her department's much-vaunted Shared Services Canada website has gone live. Catch the email transformation spirit, everyone!

Also in Alberta today: Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney, who's slated to speak before the Spruce Meadows Changing Fortunes Round Table.

Finally, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver talks pipeline safety in Vancouver.  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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