Inside Politics

'Innovative firms' on Joe Oliver's Toronto agenda

Finance Minister Joe Oliver heads behind closed doors for a roundtable discussion with the people behind AceTech, a Toronto non-profit organization that, according to the advisory, "provides training and mentorship for CEOs of innovative firms.  

Elsewhere in the city, Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover drops by the headquarters of Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) with news for the local music industry.

Also out and about today:

    • Justice Minister Peter MacKay pays a visit to New Glasgow-based Summer Street Industries, where he'll unveil fresh federal assistance for local youth, while in Wolfville,  Minister of State for ACOA Rob Moore delivers a new "investment" to Acadia University.
    • Meanwhile, in Charlottetown, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea teams up with PEI Premier Robert Ghiz at the launch of a new commemorative coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Quebec City Conferences.
    • In Kitchener-Waterloo, National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay talks red tape reduction and touts the Canada Revenue Agency's Liaison Officer Initiative pilot program, while in Welland, Government House Leader Peter Van Loan unveils support for three unspecified organizations during a stop at the local Legion.
    • Moving west, Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen makes an appearance in Regina, where, alongside her Saskatchewan counterpart, she'll outline a new five-year investment in affordable housing.
    • Finally, Minister of State for Science and Technology Ed Holder tours the machine shop and 4D labs at Simon Fraser University.

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