Inside Politics

Ministerial circuit slows to a crawl in advance of rumoured shuffle

In what may be the single slowest day of the summer thus far, there are just two events on the official political itinerary today.

On the east coast, Defence Minister Peter MacKay attends a change of command ceremony for Maritime Forces Atlantic and Joint Task Force Atlantic in Halifax and, on the other side of the country, Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal signs a "bilateral agreement on sport" with his British Columbia counterpart in Vancouver.

Beyond that, there's -- there's just nothing, you guys. I'm sorry. I'd make stuff up to pad this entry, but that would just confuse everyone. At least we've still got the mid-term cabinet shuffle to feverishly anticipate -- even if we're not sure exactly when -- or if -- it will go down.

In the meantime, let's just try to enjoy the peace and quiet, shall we? It's not like it will last long, after all.  

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. 

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