Inside Politics

PM to make evening appearance at 'Members Event' in Vaughan

His traditional early-to-mid August tour now seemingly well underway, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to spend a second day in the Greater Toronto Area.

According to the itinerary released by his office, however, he'll be doing so behind closed doors, for the most part, as the only item listed on the itinerary released by his office is an evening appearance at Ignacy Jan Paderewski Park in Vaughan -- and even that is designated a "Members Event", which suggests it may not be open to the general public.

Also out and about in southern Ontario today: Justice Minister Peter MacKay, who is slated to join London North Centre Conservative MP Susan Truppe for a "roundtable discussion on criminal justice issues."

Meanwhile, in Welland, Public Works Minister Diane Finley shares the details of "new educational programming for Niagara, Hamilton and Burlington regions."

Elsewhere on the ministerial good news circuit:

    • In Charlottetown, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz talks to delegates at the summer meeting of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association.
    • Meanwhile, in Montreal, International Development Minister Christian Paradis drops by Place Bonaventure to "engage Quebec actors in Canada's development priorities."
    • Back in his home riding of Levis, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney delivers fresh federal cash earmarked for the Société Historique Alphonse-Desjardins.
    • Finally, Minister of State for Seniors Alice Wong announces another round of support for seniors during her visit to the Okanagan Sikh Temple and Cultural Society in Kelowna.

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