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'Recent developments' in lawsuit over veterans' charter raise NDP concerns

Accompanied by "several Canadian Forces veterans," New Democrat MPs Peter Stoffer and Sylvain Chicoine brief reporters on the latest developments in the Equitas case, an ongoing BC court battle over the new Veterans Charter, which, according to the advisory, "have raised the concerns of both the NDP and veterans about the government's commitment to veterans."

Elsewhere in the capital, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is slated to speak to the U.S Grains Council's Annual Board of Delegates meeting, after which he heads to Winchester, where, against a bucolic background provided by O'Brien Farms, he'll unveil new support for the country's beef sector.

Also out and about today: Transport Minister Lisa Raitt makes an appearance in Dartmouth, where, on behalf of her ACOA ministering colleague Rob Moore, she'll announce new money for Novawise Inc and Ascenta Health Ltd.

Meanwhile, in Montreal, Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel launches a new project involving Ecole de technologie supérieure and Kinova, Inc.

Moving west to Mississauga, International Trade Minister Ed Fast makes his way to Mississauga, where he'll meet up with local MP Brad Butt to "highlight [his] government's support for Canadian manufacturers and ... ambitious pro-trade plan" while visiting a local fuel manufacturing plant.

Finally, in Sicily, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino visits a Canadian war cemetery. 

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