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Peter MacKay unveils 'major naval contract award' in Halifax

Once again, Justice Minister Peter MacKay headlines the ministerial circuit, with three separate -- but seemingly likely to be at least thematically linked -- events in and around Halifax, which he will attend in his capacity as regional minister for Nova Scotia.

His first stop will be CFB Halifax, where, alongside navy and defence industry representatives, he will announce the lucky recipient(s) of a "major naval contract award."

After that, it's off to Irving Shipyards, where he'll join Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt to "highlight investment to support training and the local economy."

Later this afternoon, he'll team up with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil for an "important infrastructure event" at Pier 21.

Meanwhile, back in Ontario, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson will be on hand to "mark a significant procurement milestone" at the Petawawa Garrison, where he will "welcome the delivery of the 15th and final Chinook helicopter."

Leading a military equipment-related welcome party elsewhere in the country: Conservative Senator Elizabeth Marshall, who will represent the government in St. John's as CCGS G. Peddle S.C. officially joins the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet.

Finally, Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover drops by the Plains of Abraham to unload a fresh load of federal funding for the Festival d'ete.

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