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PM's day trip to Montreal to include Q&A with local board of trade

After spending much of the week behind closed doors, the PM takes a day trip to Montreal, where he's scheduled to speak -- and, according to the advisory, "participate in a question and answer session" -- at a lunch event hosted by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

Also in attendance will be Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel, but before he meets up with the boss, he's scheduled to hold a press conference to deliver an update on the progress towards a new bridge for the St. Lawrence.

Elsewhere on the ministerial circuit:

  • Echoing the message that has been emanating from so many of her cabinet colleagues over the last few weeks, Fisheries Minister Gail Shea will extol the "potential benefits" of the Canada-European free trade deal during her speech to the Prince Edward Island Oyster Conference in Charlottetown.
  • Back on the mainland, Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal hits the stage at LIMITLESS, the Special Olympics Festival Gala set to unfold tonight in Toronto.
  • Meanwhile, Minister of State for Science Greg Rickford's western tour swings through Edmonton, where, alongside local MP James Rajotte, he'll share the details of a new initiative to support "research and development through increased innovation" during a visit to the Apollo-Clad Laser Cladding machine shop before making his way to TEC Canada to meet with local reporters.
  • Finally, Health Minister Rona Ambrose drops by a Calgary shopping centre with news on "healthy and safe food."

On the opposition front, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair will start his day by joining local MPs Randall Garrison and Murray Rankin at a Victoria seniors' centre, where he'll take tea and talk "retirement security."

Later this morning, the trio will stop by the Esquimault Dockyard branch of the Royal Canadian Legion to meet with local veterans. 

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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