Inside Politics

PM to reveal identity of Ontario's next Lieutenant Governor

Fresh off his two-day tour of Quebec, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will hold a noon-hour photo op in his Langevin offices to introduce Ontario's next Lieutenant Governor.

Back on the Hill, meanwhile, Canadian Taxpayers Federation director Gregory Thomas joins campus outreach campaign director Tyler Lively and a ceremonial gown-clad Porky the Waste Hater at a mid-morning press conference to "honour" an unnamed federal government agency with an "doctorate in wasteful spending" for funding academic research deemed, at least by the CTF, to be of "questionable value."

Outside the precinct, the ministerial good news circuit continues to crisscross the country.

A sampling of events on today's agenda, from east to west:

    • Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel hits the road in New Brunswick, where he will start his day by joining ACOA Minister Rob Moore and National Trails Coalition president Jo-Anne Farquhar for an "important event" at the Timberland Train before making his way to Moncton for an afternoon appearance alongside New Brunswick Premier David Alward.
    • In Toronto, Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal will be front and centre at the launch of Hockey Canada's 100th Anniversary celebrations.
    • Elsewhere in the city, Labour and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch drops by the offices of real estate developers Dream Unlimited Corp. , where she will share an "important announcement" related to women and investment."
    • Minister of State for Science Ed Holder heads to Western University to unveil what the advisory is billing as a "major investment in scientific research" earmarked for universities across the country.
    • Moving west to Calgary, Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford delivers support for "forestry innovation" while Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea hosts a teleconference before heading behind closed doors to meet with her provincial and territorial counterparts.
    • Finally, Conservative Whip and BC MP John Duncan visits the Les Dowding Memorial Hatchery in Tahsis, where he will present the 2014 National Recreational Fisheries Award to the Tahsis Salmon Enhancement Society.

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