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UPDATED - PM spends second day on the post-holiday hustings in BC

After kicking off the first week back with a flurry of prime ministerial appearance-powered activity on Monday, the ministerial circuit slows down to a more traditional off-season crawl today, with just two events on the official agenda -- neither of which, it's worth noting, will involve the aforementioned prime minister. whose security team is likely still reeling after the security breach that marked his visit to the Vancouver Board of Trade. 

Justice Minister Peter MacKay goes behind closed doors for a pre-budget confab with unnamed "business and community leaders" at his ministerial regional office in Halifax.

Meanwhile, in Guelph, Pierre Lemieux drops by the Ontario AgriCentre with a fresh load of support for the grain industry.

UPDATE: Cancel that circuit slowdown -- it appears the PM will be spending a second day in the (admittedly tightly controlled) spotlight out west. According to a just-in advisory from his office, he and his wife, Laureen, are currently en route to a cameras-only photo op in Victoria.

Later this afternoon, he'll meet with his BC caucus at a "members' event" in Mill Bay. 

As for the opposition parties, no appearances, public or otherwise, by their respective leaders have shown up on the schedule as yet.  

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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