Inside Politics

S-from-the-T-Day minus one -- and counting!

With mere hours -- well, 31 or so, to be specific -- to go before the Governor General takes his seat in the Senate Chamber to deliver the already much-mulled-over Speech from the Throne, the steady stream of ministerial appearances and funding announcements that kept the summer good news circuit rolling throughout the extended adjournment appears to have finally, if likely temporarily, run dry.

Most MPs, it would seem, are either en route to Ottawa, or already back on the Hill, where the countdown to Wednesday's session-launching festivities is already underway.

According to the press gallery lookahead, just two Conservatives will be out and about on the eve of the Throne Speech: Michael Chong, who will deliver fresh federal support for wastewater treatment in his home riding of Wellington-Halton Hills, and Rob Anders, who is scheduled to take part in "celebrations" surrounding the grand opening of new affordable housing for seniors.

On the opposition front, meanwhile, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will squeeze in one more day on the pre-by-election hustings in Toronto Centre, where he will join candidate-in-waiting Chrystia Freeland for a tour of the Hugh Garner Co-operative Housing complex with representatives from the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto. 

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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