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Senate residency requirements on the agenda at today's NDP presser

NDP democratic reform critics Charlie Angus and Alexandrine Latendresse hit the National Press Theatre to highlight a new aspect of the latest Senate-related revelations: specifically, "issues regarding ... residency requirements."

Outside the precinct, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair continues his mini-tour New Brunswick with a stop in Moncton, where he'll meet with local "Acadian leaders," including university students, representatives from the local arts association and the director of the National Acadian Society.

Meanwhile, on the ministerial circuit, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander heads to Toronto for an announcement on the Federal Skilled Trades Program, with his predecessor, Employment Minister Jason Kenney, scheduled to do the honours at a simultaneous satellite event on the same subject in Calgary.

Also out and about today:

Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel drops by Metabetchouan-Lac-a-la-Croix to boost the coffers of a local community centre.

Minister of State for FedNor and the Ring of Fire Greg Rickford starts the day in Sudbury with a visit to the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology, and then makes his way to North Bay, where he will, according to the advisory "meet with local stakeholders" while simultaneously delivering a fresh load of support for "economic growth and prosperity" during an appearance at Premier Mining Inc.

Finally, Western Economic Development Minister Michelle Rempel is in Manitoba, where she will unveil a new initiative to "enhance the competitive advantage" of the Western farming sector during an appearance at the Ian N. Morrison Research Farm in Carman. 

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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