Inside Politics

Okay, MPs: Ready, set, rise! (For the summer, that is.)

With the House now seemingly set to shut down for the summer later tonight -- or, if it keeps going until the calendar-imposed deadline kicks in, Friday afternoon at the latest -- Government House Leader Peter Van Loan has already booked a spot in the Commons Foyer for his traditional post-sitting legislative wrap, which is slated to take place this morning, "in anticipation of a Royal Assent ceremony" that will see more than a dozen pieces of legislation signed into law.

Back in the Chamber, MPs will embark on a final round of debate over the government's proposal to implement the international anti-landmine treaty, which is poised to get third reading approval later today.

Also on the Hill agenda: Liberal MP Joyce Murray, who will outline her just-tabled private members' bill to boost oversight of the Communications Security Establishment (CSEC) during a joint appearance with former Defence Minister Jean-Jacques Blais and University of Ottawa professor and security expert Wesley Wark.

Outside the precinct, New Democrat MP Paul Dewar joins the Coalition in Ottawa for Refugees to "re-ignite" Canada's response to the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis at a rally marking World Refugee Week.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Stephen Harper spends the day in Charlottetown, where, alongside Fisheries Minister and lone Island Conservative MP Gail Shea, he'll pose for photos and "deliver remarks" at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Elsewhere on the East Coast circuit, Industry Minister James Moore talks internal trade -- and, specifically, his "commitment to removing barriers" thereto -- at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, while New Brunswick MP Tilly O'Neill-Gordon heads to Newfoundland and Labrador to do the honours at the "grand unveiling" of the Sealers Memorial in Elliston.

Finally, back in the capital, Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal attends the launch of the official Ottawa REDBLACKS stamp.


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