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PM, Premier McGuinty set to descend on Cambridge Toyota plant

The prime minister heads to Cambridge, where he will join soon-to-be-former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty for a tour of the local Toyota plant, which will be followed by an unspecified joint announcement.

Meanwhile, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair hits the road in Quebec, where he will hold a mid-morning press conference on employment insurance and seasonal work in Baie-Saint-Paul before trekking to Shannon for a meeting with regional mayors.

Rounding off the pre-parliamentary return leaders' circuit, Bob Rae pays a visit to the Sarnia Enbridge Photovoltaic Power Plant before making his way to Windsor for a party fundraiser.

Back in Ottawa, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney takes the stage at the National Press Theatre, where he will field questions on the target for the overnight rate, which is scheduled to be released this morning.

Elsewhere in the precinct, representatives from the Algonquin First Nations of Timiskaming "present their assertion of Aboriginal Rights and Title to their traditional territories."

On the ministerial circuit today:
  • The Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market will serve as backdrop as Defence Minister Peter MacKay unveils new  support for "shore power technology."
  • Transport Minister Denis Lebel brings glad tidings to Warwick Salt Inc. in Victoriaville.
  • In Toronto, Labour Minister Lisa Raitt drops by the Royal Conservatory of Music with fresh federal funding for "the training of new and emerging Canadian artists" while Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal attends a Canadian Olympic Committee-hosted event.
  • Moving west, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson continues his western tour with a stop in Winnipeg, where he'll share the latest news on a Child Advocacy Centre. 
Finally, Liberal leadership candidates Martha Hall Findlay and Justin Trudeau continue their forays through British Columbia, campaigning from Salmon Arm to Kamloops, and Prince George, respectively. 

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