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Premiers to talk trade barriers as Charlottetown confab continues

As they head into a second day of closed-door meetings in Charlottetown, provincial and territorial premiers are set to turn their collective attention to the perennial push to eliminate internal trade barriers.

Later this afternoon, Liberal MP Wayne Easter will hold a press conference to share his -- and his party's -- thoughts on the conference, which is expected to wrap up on Friday morning.

Back on the mainland, Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay continues her mini-tour of Southern Ontario with a stop at the Toronto West-Thunder Bay Tax Services Office in Mississauga, where, for the third time this week, she'll "highlight" the Canada Revenue Agency's Liaison Officer Initiative pilot project.

Meanwhile, Government House Leader Peter Van Loan makes his way to Amherstburg with a fresh load of federal cash earmarked for "local celebrations" at the Fort Malden National Historic Site.  

Elsewhere on the good news circuit:

    • Minister of State for Science and Technology Ed Holder joins local MP Lawrence Toet at the University of Winnipeg, where the pair will "celebrate" a "significant investment in scientific research" after touring the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex.
    • In Saskatoon, Minister of State for Small Business Maxime Bernier will "lead a round-table discussion with local business leaders and entrepreneurs" at a mid-afternoon event hosted by the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.
    • Finally, Public Safety Minister Steve Blaney makes an announcement against the backdrop of the Boundary Bay Port of Entry in Delta.

For up to the minute dispatches from the precinct and beyond, keep your eye on the Parliament Hill Ticker below -- or, alternatively, bookmark it and check back throughout the day.

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