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Byelection voters head to the polls in Toronto and Alberta

As the first wave of byelection voters head to the polls, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair joins Trinity - Spadina hopeful Joe Cressy and his b-day volunteers for a morning photo at campaign headquarters, where, according to the notice, get-out-the-vote efforts will already be underway.

Meanwhile, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander gets an early start on Canada Day by attending a "special citizenship ceremony" at Toronto's Pearson Airport -- a "fitting venue," the advisory notes, given the role the airport has played in welcoming so many to Canada -- where "100 new Canadians from 43 countries" are set to make it official later today. 

Elsewhere on the ministerial good news circuit:

    • Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford makes back-to-back appearances in his home riding of Kenora, where he'll announce new support for the Dryden Regional Airport, as well as a fresh load of federal cash earmarked for local "business development and growth."
    • Finally, in southern Ontario, Minister of State for Science Ed Holder "celebrates a significant investment in scientific research" at the University of Windsor before teaming up with local MP Jeff Watson for a tour of the Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing at St. Clair College.

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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