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Triple ministerial appearance to mark opening of Saskatoon's Circle Drive Bridge

Saskatoon's newly completed Circle Drive Bridge will be the scene of a triple ministerial appearance, as International Trade Minister Ed Fast teams up with cabinet colleagues Gerry Ritz, Lynne Yelich and a full phalanx of provincial and city officials to lead a ceremonial "Bridge Parade" to mark the first official crossing thereof.

Elsewhere on the ministerial circuit:

  • Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel delivers federal support to Montreal-based Maxime Knitting Mills.
  • Alberta MP Ted Menzies will "celebrate the first year of wheat and barley check-offs" during a visit to Lamb Farms in his hometown of Claresholm.
  • Justice Minister Peter MacKay heads north to Yellowknife for another round of discussions on the Victims Bill of Rights.

Meanwhile, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair picks up his Northern Ontario tour with a stop in Sudbury, where, alongside a trio of MPs, he'll talk rail infrastructure with reporters before heading behind closed doors for a roundtable discussion on the same topic.

Finally, in Winnipeg, Manitoba Metis Federation president David Chartrand introduces the members of the Land Claims Strategic Investment Committee, a list that includes former prime minister Paul Martin, Hartley Richardson, Sanford riley, Harvey Sector and Eric Newell. 

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