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UPDATED - 'Cameras only' for PM's visit to Irving refinery in Saint John

The PM pays a visit to the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, where he will pose for photos -- but not, according to the advisory, actually take questions from reporters at what has been officially designated a 'cameras only' event -- alongside New Brunswick Premier David Alward, ACOA Minister Rob Moore and Irving Oil chair Arthur Irving.

Meanwhile, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair makes his way to Charlottetown to launch the "Roll Up The Red Carpet campaign summer tour," which will highlight his party's long-standing position in favour of abolishing the Upper House outright. 

 According to his itinerary, he'll also be meeting with PEI Premier Robert Ghiz, who likely has strong views of his own on the necessity of the Senate.

Back in Ottawa, Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover will join Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall for the official unveiling of a new series of "collector coins" to commemorate the birth of Royal Baby George.

Depending on the timing, the newly minted minister may also find herself fielding queries on the CRTC's verdict on the fate of SunTV and other channels seeking must-carry status, which is expected to be released this morning.

Also out and about in the capital today: Liberal MP and "advocate for co-operatives" Mauril Belanger, who has convened a mid-morning press conference to "discuss" -- which, in this case, likely means 'denounce' -- "the end of federal subsidies for housing co-operatives and its effects on co-op tenants."

Finally, on the west coast, Western Economic Diversification Minister Michelle Rempel drops by the Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo currently underway in Abbotsford to make an announcement that will "benefit" those particular industries in British Columbia. 

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

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