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PM kicks off northern tour as Tom Mulcair treks to Kitchener-Waterloo

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper launches his ninth annual Northern Tour in Whitehorse, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair heads to Kitchener-Waterloo, where he'll accompany local New Democrat MPP Catherine Fife on a visit to a local daycare centre before making his way to Amherstburg for a Veterans' Town Hall with another local New Democrat MPP, Taras Natyshak.  

Also out and about in Southern Ontario today: Finance Minister Joe Oliver, whose three-day speaking tour wraps up with a "business roundtable" in Guelph.

Elsewhere on the circuit:

    • International Development Minister Christian Paradis "reiterates Canada's commitment to promote an economically dynamic Francophonie" as he kicks off the Economic Summit of the 5th Congrès mondial acadien in Edmundston.
    • Meanwhile, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney joins Halifax deputy mayor Darren Fisher for an announcement at the Dartmouth North Community Centre. 
    • Government House Leader Peter Van Loan drops by the Riviere-du-Loup Marina, where, on behalf of his absent colleague, Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel, he'll outline new funding for Societe Duvetnor Ltd. before heading out on a boat tour of the Ile-aux-Lievres site.
    • Moving west, National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay unveils a new mobile app that, according to the advisory, will "help make remembering business tax deadlines a lot easier."
    • Finally, Justice Minister Peter MacKay joins Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod for a closed-door session on "criminal justice issues," which will be followed by a mid-morning media availability.  

UPDATE: According to a just-in release, MacKay's promised media availability has been cancelled.

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