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Peter MacKay to attend ceremonial sod-turning in Antigonish

After what has undoubtedly felt like a very long week on the defensive over his now infamous alleged comments on women in the judiciary, Justice Minister Peter MacKay heads off to an event he likely hopes will make news in a far less contentious way: the ceremonial sod-turning for the Highway 104 Heatherton Bridge project in his riding of Antigonish. 

Elsewhere on the Friday ministerial circuit:

    • Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel provides one of his periodic updates on the state of the new St. Lawrence bridge
    • Western Diversification Minister Michelle Rempel drops by the Beakerhead Workshop in Calgary to make what the advisory bills as a "major announcement" that will demonstrate her government's commitment to "creating jobs, promoting economic growth and maintaining Canada's competitive advantage in the global marketplace."
    • Finally, Finance Minister Joe Oliver continues his European tour with a stop in Poland.

Also out and about today: Deputy Bank of Canada Governor Lawrence Schembri outlines a "dual vision" for the Canadian payment system at the Canadian Payments Association's annual conference in Charlottetown.

Finally, as noted yesterday, the Hill will come alive with the sound of music at noon, when Dominion Carillonneur Andrea McCrady will mark Canada's World War I sacrifice with a sneak preview of the special program she will play at next week's World Carillon Federation Congress in Belgium.


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