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PM to mark St. Jean Baptiste Day in Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechase

With the House of Commons now shut down for the summer, Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads to Quebec to mark St. Jean Baptiste Day at the Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse community centre, with Quebec cabinet ministers Steven Blaney and Denis Lebel also expected to be in attendance for the festivities.

At press time, neither New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair nor Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau have listed any public appearances, but will presumably also be front and centre at Fete Nationale celebrations. 

Also out and about today:

    • Fisheries Minister Gail Shea joins Nova Scotia MP Greg Kerr to unveil new funding for new craft projects in Cape St. Mary and Saulnierville, which will be followed by two solo events for Kerr in Yarmouth and Tusket.
    • Elsewhere in the province, Minister of State for Labour Kellie Leitch delivers what is being billed as "an important announcement" at the Spryfield YWCA, and Minister of State for Senjors Alice Wong teams up with Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney for closed-door "stakeholder consultations" with seniors in Halifax.
    • Meanwhile, ACOA Minister Rob Moore will stand in for Employment Minister Jason Kenney at a Fredericton community college, where, alongside provincial training minister Jody Carr, he'll take questions from reporters on "the signing of the full agreement for the Canada Job Grant."
    • In Toronto, Health Minister Rona Ambrose will be on hand for the first meeting of the Advisory Panel on Innovation in Healthcare at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.
    • Moving west to Manitoba, Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover hands out fresh funding for the Forum des jeunes ambassadeurs de la francophonie des Amérique during a visit to the Universite de Saint-Boniface, and Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel drops by the University of Manitoba with support for "applied research and development" that will "benefit industry, researchers and students in the aerospace sector."
    • Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson heads to Sherwood Park, where he will share the details of a new "investment" to help people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, in rural Alberta.
    • Industry Minister James Moore's parliamentary secretary Mike Lake leads the Canadian delegation to a major biotechnology conference and tradeshow in San Diego.

Finally, Finance Minister Joe Oliver will be the keynote speaker at the Global Borrowers and Investors Forum in London.

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