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Mulcair, NDP MPs to attend Hill rally for missing and murdered Aboriginal women

After spending the last few days touring Edmonton, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair is back on the Hill today to take part in a rally to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women alongside NDP MPs Jean Crowder and Niki Ashton.

Outside the precinct, the seemingly indefatigable Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver takes his pro-pipeline stump speech to the Canada Energy Summit in Saint John, where he will, as always, laud his government's efforts towards Responsible Resource Development, with a special emphasis on the potential benefits it could bring to Atlantic Canada "and all Canadians."

Also in New Brunswick today: Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, who will do the honours on Ottawa's behalf at the "grand opening" of Centre des arts de la Petite Église d'Edmundston.

Elsewhere on the circuit:

    • FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear will spend a second day at the Best Defence II Conference in London, where he appears to be scheduled to give a second keynote speech and make a second appearance alongside local MP Susan Truppe. (That, or the PMO Notable Events Listkeeper has inadvertently copypasted yesterday's itinerary to today's agenda.)
    • Meanwhile, Minister of State for Science Greg Rickford heads north to Kenora, where he's slated to attend a "meet and greet breakfast" with the local chamber of commerce.
    • Back in the capital, International Development Minister Christian Paradis will share his thoughts on "Canada's leadership and the path to achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals" as the two-day IMPACT symposium on global maternal, newborn and child health wraps up.

Finally, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is set to speak at the Canadian Congress on Criminal Justice in Vancouver. 

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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