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Prince Charles, Camilla to meet up with PM for Red River College tour

As the Victoria Day constituency break continues, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is off to Manitoba to meet up with visiting royals Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall at Red River College, where, alongside Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, the group will tour the Stevenson Hangar.

Meanwhile, in Geneva, Health Minister Rona Ambrose will outline the government's plan to "accelerate progress" on what the PM hopes will be his signature international initiative: maternal, newborn and child health, with a similarly themed announcement set to be delivered back in Calgary by foreign affairs parliamentary secretary Deepak Obhrai.

Also out and about on the ministerial circuit:

    • In her home province of Prince Edward Island, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea unveils new cash earmarked for a Tignish fishing harbour.
    • On the other side of the Confederation Bridge, New Brunswick regional minister Rob Moore is set to provide "welcoming remarks" at the New Brunswick Aerospace and Defence Association dinner, which, according to the notice, is otherwise closed to media.
    • Also in New Brunswick today: Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, who will ferry a fresh installment of federal support to the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program during a visit to Fredericton.
    • In neighboring Nova Scotia, Justice Minister Peter MacKay makes an appearance at an "important infrastructure event" at Halifax City Hall.
    • Back in Quebec, Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel spreads a little largesse in Gaspesie.
    • On the west coast, Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay will team up with BC Transport Minister Todd Stone and TransLink board chair Marcella Szel to "mark the completion" of safety and accessibility upgrades at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station.
    • Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford is slated to "discuss Canada's progress contributing to global energy security through reaching new markets, while creating jobs and long-term prosperity for all Canadians" during his keynote speech at the 2014 International 'LNG in BC' Conference in Vancouver.

On the opposition front, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair launches his latest BC tour with a stop in Comox, where he'll tour Pentlatch Seafoods before heading to Port Alberni for a "meet and greet" at a local restaurant.

Back in Toronto, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau can expect to be fielding still more questions on his recently articulated policy on anti-abortion candidates when he hits the byelection hustings in Scarborough -- Agincourt alongside his party's candidate, Arnold Chan, who would be wise to be prepared to explain his position on abortion as well, since it will almost certainly come up.

Also on the GTA campaign trail today:

    • NDP transport critics Hoang Mai and Matthew Kellway, who will hold a press conference against the backdrop of the Nathan Phillips Square bike racks to reveal their plan to "pick up the torch from former MP Olivia Chow" by continuing her efforts to "increase cyclist safety by making truck side guards mandatory."
    • Liberal immigration critic John McCallum holds a mid-morning roundtable on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program at the Brampton Board of Trade.

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