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Elizabeth May lone opposition leader to hit pre-session hustings today

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea kicks off today's ministerial circuit with a mid-morning visit to New Brunswick, where, alongside local MP Tilly O'Neil Gordon, she'll unveil new funding for the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership in South Est.

Other PMO-designated Notable Events on the agenda today:

  • Justice Minister Peter MacKay continues his victims' rights roundtable tour with back-to-back appearances in Montreal and Quebec City, where he'll co-host two more closed-door chats with Public Safety Minister Steve Blaney.
  • Back in Ontario, FedDev Ontario Minister of State Gary Goodyear starts his day in Bolton, where he will join local MP David Tilson in handing out a fresh load of federal support for local businesses, and then make his way to Waterloo for the launch of Partners in Research's ExpertBook.
  • Elsewhere in the province, Minister of State for Science and Technology Greg Rickford teams up with Cat Lake First Nation Chief Russell Wesley for the grand opening of the Lawrence Wesley Education Centre.
  • National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay spends the day in Whitehorse, where she'll take part in an "important infrastructure event" at a local wharf and drop by Plantation Flowers and Gifts, where she will join Yukon MP Ryan Leaf for a press conference to highlight what the advisory describes as "the Harper Government's "efforts to support Canadian small businesses."
  • In Whistler, International Trade Minister Ed Fast gives the opening address at the 10th annual Global Buyers Mission and Wood First Forum

Also out and about on the west coast today: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, who will trek to Sidney for an evening town hall at St. Andrew's Church Hall. 

Finally, back in the capital, Governor General David Johnston heads to the Chateau Laurier to share his thoughts on celebrating the upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation with the local Kiwanis Club. 

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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