Inside Politics

It's off to the (boat) races as Mulcair spends a second day in St. John's

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair kicks off his second day in St. John's with breakfast at the Rocket Bakery, for which he'll be joined by local MPs Jack Harris and Ryan Cleary, as well as provincial party leader Lorraine Michael.

After that wraps up, the trio will make their way to City Hall for the commemoration of the Chinese Head Tax monument, and then proceed to the Boathouse Museum for a Regatta Day lunch, after which it's off to the races for the rest of the day.

Meanwhile, in Moncton, Justice Minister Peter MacKay continues his cross-country tour with still more roundtable discussion of the Victims Bill of Rights, while in Cape Breton, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt delivers cash for local community projects during a visit to Sydney.

Back on the mainland, Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal starts his day in Brampton, where he'll attend a "media launch event" for the Pan American Cup -- which, the advisory helpfully points out, involves "field hockey" -- before heading to Toronto, where he'll hold a "media opportunity" to "mark the start of the two-year countdown to the 2015 Parapan American Games," with newly minted Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander slated to appear at a synchronized satellite event in Whitby.

Also in the GTA today: Minister of State for Seniors Alice Wong, who goes behind closed doors to discuss "caregivers and financial abuse of seniors" with unidentified "key stakeholders."

Finally, on the west coast, International Trade Minister Ed Fast lauds Canada as an "investment destination of choice" at the Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo in Abbotsford, and Defence Minister Rob Nicholson announces "updates for new defence infrastructure" at the Seaforth Armoury in Vancouver. 

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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