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Jim Flaherty to be remembered by friends, family at Toronto cathedral

Family, friends and colleagues of the late Jim Flaherty will descend on St. James Cathedral in downtown Toronto this afternoon, where they will pay tribute to the former finance minister at a state funeral.

In attendance will be Governor General David Johnston and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as well as opposition party leaders Tom Mulcair, Justin Trudeau and Elizabeth May, among many others.

According to the itinerary sent out by Canadian Heritage, the ceremonial procession to Toronto will depart Whitby at 1:50 PM ET, and although the final funeral programme has not yet been released, an advisory from the PM's office notes that will deliver remarks during the service, which is expected to begin at 3:00 PM ET.

Also today: Western Economic Development Minister Michelle Rempel heads to Vancouver to kick off a 'Western Innovation Forum" co-hosted by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries.

Finally, back in Ottawa, the Bank of Canada will share the details of its latest Monetary Policy Report.

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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