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Synchronized ministerial appearances will "highlight widespread benefits" of Canada-Korea trade deal

As the traditional pre-spring parliamentary pause hits the halfway point, cabinet ministers will fan out across the country for a series of synchronized appearances to "highlight the widespread benefits" of the recently announced free trade agreement between Canada and Korea.

According to the nightly PMO bulletin, events are scheduled to take place in:

  • Saint John - ACOA Minister Rob Moore and local MP Rodney Weston at the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal
  • Toronto - Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander at the Korean Canadian Cultural Association
  • Saskatoon - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz at the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board
  • Kelowna - International Trade Minister Ed Fast at the Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Meanwhile, later this morning, Employment Minister Jason Kenney will "report back," via media teleconference, on his "skills mission" to Germany and the United Kingdom.

Also out and about today: New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair, who is in Montreal to kick off his St. Patrick's Day celebrations, starting with a "breakfast conference" with Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan, followed by the annual luncheon of the local St. Patrick's Society.  

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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