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Good news circuit wraps up as MPs get ready for House return

With the House set to reconvene next week for what's likely to be a lively winter sitting, today marks the final day on the cross-country circuit for ministers, opposition leaders and MPs alike.

Hitting the trail on behalf of the government today:

  • Justice Minister Peter MacKay joins Nova Scotia's Gaelic Affairs Minister Randy Delorey for a funding reveal at the Antigonish courthouse, which is conveniently located in his very own riding of Central Nova.
  • Also sticking close to home today: Fisheries Minister Gail Shea, who will spread fresh federal largesse at Amalgamated Dairies Ltd. in Summerside, and Public Safety Minister Steve Blaney, who will do the same during a visit to Levis-based pest control company AEF Global.
  • Back in Toronto, Health Minister Rona Ambrose teams up with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse for a one-day symposium on prescription drug abuse at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel.
  • Elsewhere in the province, Southwestern Ontario political minister Diane Finley delivers support for the local asparagus industry, while various and sundry local MPs will do the honours at various and sundry events in their ridings.
  • Moving west, Agriculture Gerry Ritz finishes his week-long good news tour with a stop in Camrose, where he will dole out cash for "western livestock producers" alongside his Alberta and Saskatchewan counterparts.
  • Finally, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq joins cabinet colleague Michelle Rempel for a celebratory photo op at Nanff National Park to "recognize the efforts made by Parks Canad staff and partners who helped in the cleanup after the 2013 Alberta flood."

Meanwhile, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair is in Edmonton to wrap up his National Affordability Tour with a final "kitchen table talk," while Green Party Leader Elizabeth May heads to Pender Island for what is unlikely to be her last evening town hall. 

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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