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Liberals to hold press conference on 'PMO ethics scandal' in wake of RCMP info request

In what has become a Wednesday mid-morning tradition for his party over the summer, Liberal MP Marc Garneau hits the stage at the National Press Theatre later today to take questions from reporters on what the advisory describes as "the ongoing PMO Ethics Scandal," and particularly the recently reported "request for information from the Prime Minister's Office."

Outside the precinct, Treasury Board President Tony Clement continues his tour of Prince Edward Island, where he will spend the morning talking red tape and budget plans with members of the Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce.

Elsewhere on the east coast, Cape Breton Conservative Senator Michael MacDonald heads to Halifax, where he'll do the honours on behalf of absent Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino at a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, while in Quebec, Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel pays a visit to a Quebec City youth centre.

Moving west, newly minted Western Economic Diversification Minister Michelle Rempel stands in for Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver at the Oil Sands and Heavy Oil Technology Conference in Calgary, where, according to the advisory, she will "highlight how technological innovation will continue to drive environmental performance in the development of the oil sands."

Finally, Justice Minister Peter MacKay starts his day in Vancouver, where he will host a roundtable discussion on the still nascent victims' bill of rights, after which he'll spend the afternoon ferrying fresh federal funding to child advocacy centres in Surrey and Maple Ridge. 

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