Inside Politics

Ministerial good news circuit slows down as holidays approach

With less than a week to go before the Canadian political circuit shuts down for the holidays, the PMO-issued list of "notable events" seems to dwindle by the day, with just three such offerings on the agenda for Tuesday:

  • In Toronto, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino brings "holiday greetings" to the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, which, according to the advisory, will "emphasize a project to support veterans in long-term care."
  • Meanwhile, in Dryden, Minister of State for Science Greg Rickford joins "local stakeholders" at the reveal of a new FedNor initiative to "create jobs, support business growth and diversify the economy in Northern Ontario."
  • Finally, Western Economic Development Minister Michelle Rempel spends a second day in British Columbia, where she'll deliver new infrastructure money to Victoria.

Back in the capital, the snow-encrusted precinct remains quiet.

Outside the parliamentary borders, however, parliamentary secretary for health Eve Adams will drop by a West Ottawa toy store to "demonstrate smart toy shopping." 

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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