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MacKay, Shea to 'welcome latest addition' to Coast Guard fleet

With the cabinet shuffle seemingly on hold until next week, ministers -- and, of course, those harbouring hopes of becoming ministers in future -- are, presumably, now free to move about the country, provided they can still make it back to Ottawa, and up the steps to Rideau Hall, on 12 hours notice.

The nightly PMO dispatch, however, offers only one Notable Event for today: a joint appearance by Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Gail Shea in Alberton, PEI, where, against the backdrop of the somewhat overly prosaically named Government Wharf, the "latest addition to the Canadian Coast Guard fleet" will be officially "welcomed."

In neighbouring Nova Scotia, meanwhile, Conservative MP Gerald Keddy delivers fresh federal support to Blandford-based fish processors Granville Gates & Sons, while elsewhere on the good news circuit, Northern Ontario MPs Bryan Hayes and Jay Aspin announce new money for airports in Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, respectively.

Finally, the Parliamentary Budget Office is set to release a new report on infrastructure requirements for First Nations schools in British Columbia, which will be posted to the PBO website at 9am sharp. 

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. 

Mobile-friendly auto-updating text feed available here

NOTE: Updates added in reverse chronological (newer to older) order.

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