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Countdown to release of Wallin report shifts from days to hours

As reported by CBC colleague Chris Hall last night, members of the Senate Internal Economy committee are set to get their first official peek at the much anticipated review of Senator Pamela Wallin's travel expenses when they gather behind closed doors this afternoon.

Although the report itself likely won't be made public until later this week, Hall told CBC News that there's reason to believe that she may end up on the hook for far more than the $38,000 that she has already paid back, with the total tally for reimbursement now expected to be "well into six figures."

UPDATE: Follow all the action via our Wallin report live blog here

Meanwhile, in Montreal, newly ascended minister of state Greg Rickford -- whose titular responsibilities include not only FedNor, the regional development agency for Northern Ontario, but the Ring of Fire -- is slated to make his inaugural appearance at the World Mining Congress, where he will deliver opening remarks on behalf of absent cabinet colleague Joe Oliver.

Later this morning, Rickford will make his way to McGill to unveil "collaborative initiatives" that, according to the advisory, "will support and train the next generation of Canada's top scientists and engineers, and meet the changing needs of today's work force." 

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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