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It's Tintamarre Time for NDP Leader Tom Mulcair!

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair heads to New Brunswick to celebrate National Acadian Day alongside his party's sole NB MP, Yvon Godin. beginning with breakfast in Riviere-du-Nord, followed by "flag raising and cake cutting" in Tracadie-Sheila City Hall, a "ceremony" with Shippagan Mayor Tilmon Malet, a "gathering" at the Caraquet Cultural Centre and, eventually, the Grand Tintamarre.

On the ministerial circuit today:

  • Transport Minister Lisa Raitt joins her Cape Breton provincial and municipal political colleagues Gordie Goss and Cecil Clarke for an update on the Greater Sydney area's wastewater collection efforts, while in Quebec, Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel hands out still more federal funding in his home province, with a Roberval nautical club slated to reap the benefits of the largesse he will sprinkle today.
  • Closer to the capital, Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre wends his way to Gatineau for an "infrastructure event" with Quebec public security minister Stephane Bergeron.
  • Elsewhere in Ontario, Justice Minister Peter MacKay's victims' bill of rights roundtable tour will bring him to Orillia, while in Toronto, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq tours the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre.
  • Also out and about in Ontario today: Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver talks up "the importance of market diversification" in a noontime address to the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce before paying a visit to a local tech firm, Public Works Minister Diane Finley visits the construction site of a "multi-use recreation facility" in Lakeshore, and local MP Rick Dykstra delivers fresh support for St. Catharines' performing arts centre.
  • Moving west to Winnipeg, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel will unveil a new initiative to "boost Western Canada's composites industry," while her caucus colleague, local MP Rod Bruinooge, attends a "construction project update event" at the University of Manitoba.
  • Finally, Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas joins the mayor of the idyllically named Summerland for yet another infrastructure-related "update".

Finally, later this evening Green Party Leader Elizabeth May will join her party's putative Bourassa by-election candidate Georges Laraque as he opens his campaign office. 

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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