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All's quiet on the precinct front as first post-prorogation week wraps up

As the first post-prorogation week on the Hill wraps up, the flurry of opposition-driven activity in the precinct seems to have died down, at least for the moment, with no press conferences, media availabilities or other public events on the schedule for today -- nor, for that matter, does it appear that there are any out-of-town appearances by party leaders.

The ministerial circuit, however, continues. 

 On the agenda for today:

  • Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal continues his Atlantic tour with a visit to Montague, where he'll unveil federal support for an unnamed youth conference during a stop at a local high school.
  • Also out and about in Prince Edward Island today: Justice Minister Peter MacKay, who will drop by Charlottetown Police Services headquarters with funding-related good news, and Fisheries Minister Gail Shea, who will share the details of new cash for Charlottetown-based bioscience firm Neurodyn before heading to the launch of the PEI Business Women's Association's 'strategic plan' for the next three years.
  • Back in Toronto, meanwhile, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney joins local MP Ted Opitz for closed-door meetings with members of the Somali-Canadian community, after which the pair is scheduled to take questions from reporters.
  • Moving west, Agriculture Minister Garry RItz teams up with his provincial counterpart to deliver new cash for "agricultural research" at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • In Vancouver, International Trade Minister Ed Fast will reveal his government's "ongoing commitment to working with municipalities to attract and retain global investment" in a speech to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.
  • Finally, Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson makes his international debut at the APEC Finance Ministers' Meeting in Bali. 
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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