Inside Politics

Tom Mulcair takes election bill fight to Trinity Spadina

New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair hits the pre-byelection hustings of Trinity -- Spadina, where he'll kick off the day with an announcement on a new campaign to block what it has dubbed "the Unfair Elections Act" before heading out for a round of handshaking and mainstreeting in Little Italy alongside candidate-in-waiting Joe Cressy and local politician Joe Pantalone.

Later tonight, he'll attend a "pub night" with the party's "Toronto team."

Also out and about in Toronto today: Justice Minister Peter MacKay, who will drop by Central Toronto Youth Services with a fresh installment of federal funding.

Meanwhile, Government House Leader Peter Van Loan makes an appearance in his home riding of York -- Simcoe, where he'll team up with Oshawa MP Colin Carrie to share news on Lake Simcoe and South-eastern Georgian Bay that, according to the notice, may include "a potential outdoor photo opportunity."

Back in the capital, Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson celebrates "Talk With Our Kids About Money Day" by revealing Canada's new Financial Literacy Leader during a visit to a local high school, while in Quebec, Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel doles out cash to no fewer than ten local businesses in the Quebec City region.

Moving west to Winnipeg, International Trade Minister Ed Fast starts his day by taking in the morning session at the Canadian Global Crops Symposium, and then makes his way to a World Trade Centre Winnipeg-hosted lunch, during which he will tout "Canada's ambitious pro-trade plan" and unveil new support for an unnamed "local organization's efforts to create jobs."

Finally, on the West Coast, Public Safety Minister Steve Blaney delivers funding earmarked for "crime prevention" to the North Vancouver-based Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia, while in Langley, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel shares the details of fresh assistance "to benefit the value-added wood products sector" during a tour of Mitsui Homes.

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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