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Justin Trudeau hits the pre-byelection hustings in Whitby - Oshawa

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau heads to the byelection-awaiting riding of Whitby -- Oshawa, where he'll start his day by taking part in a Q&A at Durham College alongside his party's chosen standard-bearer, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, before making his way to the local chamber of commerce for a closed-door "roundtable discussion."

Later tonight, he'll join Caesar-Chavannes for an 'Art Battle' fundraiser, and then head to the Royal Oak for  a "meet and greet" with "local Liberal supporters."

Back in Ottawa, MPs will spend a second day discussing the proposed Canada - Korea free trade deal, which was introduced in the House earlier this week, and which will seemingly garner the support of all three major parties when it finally goes to a vote.

Before that gets underway, however, Government House Leader Peter Van Loan has served notice that he intends to propose a fixed deadline for report stage debate of Justice Minister Peter MacKay's bid to rewrite Canada's prostitution laws, which could happen as early as this morning, and would briefly delay other Commons business.  

On the committee front:

Also on the Hill today: German president Joachim Gauck, who will be officially welcomed by House Speaker Andrew Scheer and his Senate counterpart, Noel Kinsella.

Outside the precinct, Justice Minister Peter MacKay teams up with Burlington MP Mike Wallace to unveil "justice measures" at the Agincourt Community Services Association.

Finally, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in New York, where he's scheduled to speak at the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly for the first time since 2010.

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