Inside Politics

Tom Mulcair kicks off BC tour in Terrace

As Justin Trudeau and the Liberal caucus get ready to spend the next few days at a closed-door caucus retreat in Edmonton, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair heads even further west -- to Terrace, British Columbia, where he'll join local MP Nathan Cullen for a mid-morning media availability, and attend a "community reception" later this evening.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Joe Oliver kicks off a mini-tour of southern Ontario in Waterloo, where he will, according to the advisory, "highlight [the] drivers of economic growth and job creation" during a lunch speech to the local Chamber of Commerce.

Back in the capital, Health Minister Rona Ambrose will address the 147th General Council of the Canadian Medical Association, which gets underway today at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

Also out and about today:

    • In New Brunswick, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt will be in attendance as "nearly 200 delegates from the shipping community" converge on Beresford to "discuss the sector's most pressing issues," while elsewhere in the province, Minister of State for ACOA Rob Moore shows the government's support for "innovation" during an appearance at Fredericton's Knowledge Park.
    • Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea heads to Quebec City with new federal money for small craft habour projects throughout the province.
    • Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson joins Canadian Space Agency president Walter Natynczyk and Wellington - Halton Hills MP Michael Chong at Georgetown-based Communications and Power Industries Canada Inc., where the trio will share the details on new mapping technology that will "help Canada more efficiently manage water, prepare for potential flooding, and avoid costly damage from flooding or drought."
    • Moving north, Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford delivers fresh funding for Red Lake arts and culture during a visit to Centennial Park.
    • Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover drops by the Manitoba Technology Accelerator in Winnipeg with a new "investment" earmarked for "innovative businesses."
    • Finally, in Cranbook, Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen announces new money to "help residents with disabilities find jobs."

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