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Tom Mulcair to mark Komagata Maru arrival at 100th anniversary vigil

As the final House break before the summer recess winds down, the ministerial circuit does likewise, with only a few events deemed by the Prime Minister's Office to be "notable" on the nightly lookahead for today, starting with three Maritime ministers slated to hand out fresh federal largesse within their respective home provinces:

    • Justice Minister Peter MacKay delivers money earmarked for "drug prevention projects" to a New Glasgow health centre
    • Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt shows his government's support for arts and culture during a visit to the Musée historique du Madawaska
    • Meanwhile, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea will scatter still more federal largesse -- or, as the advisory puts it, an "investment in recreational fisheries conservation", which she will detail during a visit to Trout Unlimited in Carleton.
    • Moving west to Manitoba, Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover will be front and centre at a news conference and "stakeholder event" to "celebrate new funding" for "stewardship action" in and around Lake Winnipeg.
    • Finally, Labour and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch teams up with her Saskatchewan counterpart for an "important announcement" on workplace safety at Humboldt Collegiate Institute.

On the opposition front, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair continues his tour of British Columbia, where he'll start the day with speech to the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce in Coquitlam before heading to Surrey to take part in ceremonies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Komagata Maru.

Finally, Liberal immigration and multiculturalism critic John McCallum heads to Montreal for a roundtable with the local chamber of commerce on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

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