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Cyberbullying on Justice Minister Peter MacKay's agenda in Halifax

After three days of back-to-back public events, the PM appears to be stepping out of the spotlight today, although the current lack of public events on his agenda today may simply be due to the usual delay in alerting the press to his whereabouts.

In any case, Justice Minister Peter MacKay is currently slated to headline today's good news circuit from Halifax, where he'll start his day at a local high school, which will serve as backdrop for an otherwise unspecified announcement on cyberbullying.

Later this morning, he'll make his way to the Mumford Professional Centre to present fresh federal support for projects that will, according to the advisory, "help young women in the Halifax area."

Meanwhile, on the west coast, Minister of State for Science Greg Rickford hands out still more money for "cutting-edge university research" -- this time, at the University of British Columbia.

He's also scheduled to pay a visit to Vancouver-based IPAC Chemicals Ltd, where, alongside local MP Wai Young, he will "tour the facilities ... to learn more about the innovative technology being developed on-site."

Finally, Green Party Elizabeth May heads to Brentwood to take part in a town hall discussion at a local seniors centre. 

UPDATE: New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair will make his first foray into the 2014 political news cycle later this afternoon, when he will take questions on rail safety during an appearance at the National Press Theatre. 

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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