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Wallin expense report (finally) set for public release later this morning

The swirl of speculation surrounding the still unreleased but already much mulled over investigation into Senator Pamela Wallin's expenses is set to come to a head later this morning, when the audit report, as well as the Senate internal economy committee's response thereto, will finally be made public.

Before that happens, however, the full committee will assemble this morning to discuss the report at a meeting that, according to the advisory, is scheduled to take place behind closed doors, but could easily end up going public should the participants want to demonstrate their willingness to deal with the matter in as open and transparent a manner as possible.

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Outside the precinct, Justice Minister Peter MacKay takes his cross-country roundtable tour to Toronto, where he'll take suggestions for the federal victims bill of rights on which he has been diligently working since taking over the file from his predecessor.

Also in Toronto today: "renowned Canadian civil rights and constitutional lawyer Clayton Ruby" teams up with ForestEthics Advocacy board member Tzeporah Berman to unveil "an important action to defend the environmental and democratic rights of all Canadians."

Elsewhere on the good news circuit, Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel drops by Saint-Hyacinthe-based Natur+L XTD with a fresh load of federal support.

Meanwhile, in Montreal, Minister of State for Seniors Alice Wong, talks elder financial abuse and caregivers with "key stakeholders."

Finally, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair makes his way to Chicago, where he will speak to members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union at their annual convention. 

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