Inside Politics

No parliamentary business on the agenda as Victoria Day recess gets underway

With the House shuttered for the week-long Victoria Day constituency break, there are no major -- or, for that matter, minor -- events currently listed on the Parliament Hill agenda.

Even the out-of-town political circuit appears to be operating at a lower capacity than normal, although that may change as the week unfolds.

Out and about on the good news hustings today:

    • Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt will be front and centre at the "grand reopening" of an Edmunston theatre before heading to Campbellton to hand out fresh federal support during a stop at the local library.
    • Meanwhile, in Riverview, Minister of State for ACOA Rob Moore takes part in what is being billed as an "important infrastructure event."
    • In Quebec City, Finance Minister Joe Oliver drops in on his newly minted provincial counterpart, while elsewhere in the province, Treasury Board President Tony Clement makes back-to-back funding announcements in Lachute and Gatineau, with Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel scheduled to do much the same thing in Baie-Comeau and Cap-aux-Meules.
    • Finally, in Winnipeg, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel pays a visit to Magellan Aerospace, where she'll unload a fresh installment of cash earmarked for "a new facility [to] increase skills development and technology commercialization."

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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