Inside Politics

PM heads to Inuvik to kick off construction of promised northern highway

After spending the last two days out and about on the West Coast, the PM heads to Inuvik this morning, where he'll start his official tour with an otherwise unspecified announcement at the Midnight Sun Recreation Complex, alongside a delegation of northern politicians, including territorial premier Bob McLeod, Yukon MP Ryan Leef and Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson.

This afternoon, he's scheduled to be front and centre at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway.

Meanwhile, back in British Columbia, Minister of State for Science Greg Rickford drops by Simon Fraser University to unveil new money for "research infrastructure at universities across Canada."

Finally, Agriculture parliamentary secretary Pierre Lemieux is off to Toronto for the annual general meeting of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario. 

UPDATE: A just-in advisory informs sundry interested parties that Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has "an important announcement" to share before the PM wends his way Middle Eastward later this month. 

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