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Tom Mulcair heads to Las Vegas for United Steelworkers' convention

New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair heads to Las Vegas for the kick-off of the United Steelworkers' triennial international convention, where he's slated to share his thoughts with "more than 2,500 elected ... local union leaders from across North America."  

Also on the speakers' list for the four-day confab: US House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and, by video, US President Barack Obama.

 Meanwhile, back in Canada:

    • Fisheries Minister Gail Shea  drops by the Lefurgey Cultural Centre in Summerside with new money for what the advisory describes as "an innovative energy network."
    • Also in Atlantic Canada today: Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch delivers fresh federal cash for services related to the oil and gas sector during a visit to Talon Energy in Mount Pearl.  
    • Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford is scheduled to speak at the World Conference on Timber Engineering in Quebec City, where he will, as per the notice, "highlight the Harper Government's unprecedented support for the forest industry" as well as unveil a new initiative to support "innovation, jobs and economic growth."
    • Elsewhere in the province, Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen teams up with her provincial counterpart for an announcement related to money for affordable housing in Toronto.  
    • Finally, Minister of State for Seniors Alice Wong joins Newmarket MP and parliamentary secretary for international development Lois Brown in Vancouver, where the pair will co-host a roundtable on "development issues" with "the local Asian community."

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