Inside Politics

PM heads to BC for 'business roundtable' and party event

One day before he's set to embark on his now traditional yearly northern tour, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in British Columbia, where, alongside International Trade Minister Ed Fast and local MP Mark Strahl. he'll take part in a "business roundtable" in Chilliwack before making his way to Langley for a "members event" at Krause Berry Farms.

Back in Ottawa, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair kicks off his day by speaking to delegates attending the Canadian Medical Association's annual conference, and then heads to Oshawa, where he'll team up with provincial NDP representative Jennifer French at a meeting on "childcare" at Durham College.

Finally, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and his caucus wrap up their three-day caucus retreat in Edmonton.

Also out and about today:

    • Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney delivers fresh funding for Prince Edward Island's Acadian and Francophone communities while visiting Centre Belle-Alliance in Summerside.
    • Meanwhile, in Mississauga, Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal will be front and centre at the Hershey Centre as the 2014 Senior Pan American Games Gymnastics Championships get underway.
    • Elsewhere in the province, Public Works Minister Diane Finley shares the details on her government's latest effort to help those who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, in Waterloo.
    • Moving west to Winnipeg, Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover will be on hand at the official unveiling of a new stamp celebrating the opening of the Canadian Centre for Human Rights, which is scheduled to take place in September.
    • Health Minister Rona Ambrose drops by the Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy and Health Research at the University of Alberta, where she will "highlight" a new five-year grant that, according to the advisory, "aims to improve the preservation of cells and tissues for use in transplantation and surgical procedures."

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