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Junior ministers hit the good news circuit with local infrastructure cash

Newly minted ACOA Minister of State Rob Moore kicks off his first round of funding reveals in New Brunswick, where he'll deliver fresh federal cash for "recreational infrastructure" in Hampton and Riverview.

Also in Atlantic Canada today: Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will join his Nova Scotia counterpart to take questions from reporters in Halifax after wrapping up this year's federal-provincial ministers' get-together.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism Maxime Bernier drops by the Beauce Municipal Office in Saint-Alfred with new funding for local infrastructure on behalf of his absent cabinet colleague Denis Lebel.

On the Ontario leg of the good news circuit today: Minister of State for FedDev Ontario Gary Goodyear tours a federally-supported hockey arena in his home riding of Cambridge, while back in the capital, Pierre Poilievre makes his first appearance since ascending to the junior ministry at a "special ceremony" to honour an unnamed "local Canadian veteran of the Korean War."

Moving west, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt joins the festivities at this year's Back to Batoche Days before heading off to Muskoday First Nation to attend the closing ceremonies of the Saskatchewan First Nations Summer Games. 

In Vancouver, Minister of State for Seniors Alice Wong joins BC Premier Christy Clark and representatives from China Eastern Airlines and the Vancouver International Airport to mark the launch of daily Vancouver to Shanghai flight service, which is scheduled to begin later this month.

Finally, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty heads to Moscow to meet with his G-20 counterparts. 

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