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UPDATED: Multiculturalism award ceremony in Vancouver cancelled

UPDATE: According to a terse notice from the department, this event has been cancelled. "A new date has not yet been determined," it states.

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney drops by the Multicultural Helping House Society headquarters in Vancouver, where he will host a mid-morning reception to honour this year's recipient of the Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism before making himself available to the media.

Also on the ministerial circuit today:

    • Public Safety Minister Steve Blaney teams up with Defence Minister Rob Nicholson for a joint appearance at the Peace Bridge Travellers Building in Fort Erie, where "an important announcement" will, as per the advisory, be made.
    • Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel heads to the Alberta Centre for Advanced Micro Nano Technology Products, where she'll unveil her government's latest efforts to "enhance ... product development and commercialization capabilities in Western Canada."
    • Finally, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq will deliver a keynote address at the 12th Inuit Circumpolar Council General Assembly in Inuvik, during which she will, according to the notice, highlight her government's "commitment to the North," as well as "Canada's Arctic Council chairmanship."

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