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Rae hits the by-election hustings in Labrador

With just days to go before his term as interim Liberal leader officially expires, Bob Rae hits the Labrador by-election hustings in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where he'll meet with Liberal candidate Yvonne Jones as well as assorted local supporters.

Meanwhile, Environment Minister Peter Kent is in Washington, DC to share the details of his government's "domestic and international efforts to address climate change," including new "international financing for short-lived climate pollutants."

Elsewhere on the ministerial circuit:

  • Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield "celebrates" the opening of a new affordable housing complex in Fredericton, while in Quebec, Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney will head home to Levis with new federal funding to the Travail Jeunesse.
  • Back in Ontario, Gary Goodyear delivers fresh support for "innovation and investment" in Southern Ontario during a photo op at Toronto-based ThoughtWire, for which he'll be joined by local Conservative MP Ted Opitz.
  • Moving west, Western Economic Diversification Minister Lynne Yelich shares news that, according to the advisory, will 'benefit western Canadian exporters," tour a local microbiology lab and eventually end up at Prairieland Park with money for "community infrastructure."
  • In Calgary, Minister of State for Finance Ted Menzies touts the potential benefits of "an ambitious trade agreement" with the European Union for "workers and businesses in key sectors of Alberta's economy" during a panel discussion hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq attends an "important infrastructure event" in Iqaluit alongside Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation vice-chair Adamee Itorcheak.

Finally, Governor General David Johnston visits CFB Borden for the first time since his installation. 

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