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Top court nominee Marc Nadon to take questions from MPs this afternoon

Just days after his nomination was made public, Supreme Court hopeful Marc Nadon is set to go before the ad hoc committee of MPs charged with questioning him -- gently, of course -- on his qualifications for the top court, with today's session slated to take place between 1 and 4pm.

Before that gets underway, however, New Democrat finance and youth critics Peggy Nash and Matthew Dube share their plan to "help tackle youth unemployment" at a mid-morning press conference.

Outside the capital, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair kicks off a two-day tour of Edmonton by heading behind closed doors for meetings with the Association canadienne-francaise de Alberta, as well as provincial party leader Brian Mason.

Later today, he'll outline his "progressive vision for Canada" at the University of Alberta before heading to The Marquee for a meet-and-greet with Edmonton NDP MP Linda Duncan and Lewis Cardinal.

Back in Toronto, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will hit the by-election hustings with candidate-in-waiting Chrystia Freeland.

On the ministerial circuit today:

      • Minister of State for Science and Technology Greg Rickford heads to hotel in downtown Ottawa to give the keynote address at the Economic Prosperity Through Clean Technologies Conference, while elsewhere in the capital, Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover will be in attendance as the National Arts Centre Orchestra marks its first tour of China.
      • FedDev Ontario (South) Minister of State Gary Goodyear drops by Windsor International Airport, where, alongside local MP Jeff Watson, he'll unveil new support for "business innovation."
      • Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel is in Verdun for the groundbreaking for a "temporary causeway-bridge" at Iles des Soeurs, where he will also "provide an update on the new bridge for the St. Lawrence project." 

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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