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Joe Oliver holds good newser event at Quebec-based ethanol plant

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver drops by the Varennes headquarters of GreenField Inc.,  which bills itself as "Canada's Leading Ethanol Producer," for what the advisory promises will be an "important announcement on innovation, clean technology and job creation," with Sustainable Development Technology Canada President communications director Pat Breton also expected to be in attendance.

Closer to the capital, meanwhile, Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel meets with provincial and territorial "local government" ministers in Gatineau.

Meanwhile, FedDev Ontario Minister of State Gary Goodyear is set to "celebrate the success" of the Big Ideas "innovation camps" for kids during an appearance at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, while elsewhere in the province, Minister of State for Science Greg Rickford delivers federal cash to Thunder Bay.

On the western leg of the good news circuit, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz heads to the Saskatoon Research Centre to show his -- and, of course, his government's -- support for the "oilseed industry."

Finally, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair will join GTA MPs Olivia Chow, Craig Scott, Peggy Nash, Andrew Cash and Mike Sullivan, as well as visiting BC MP Randall Garrison, at the 5th annual Egale Gala in Toronto, where Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will accept the 2013 LGBT Leadership Award. 

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