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NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice talks Canada Post service cuts

As he begins his second day in Iqaluit, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair heads behind closed doors for a series of "private meetings" with unnamed "community leaders and stakeholders."

Meanwhile, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau heads to Matapedia Valley, where he'll attend a breakfast "meet and greet" at an Amqui golf club, followed by a tour of Sayabec-based mill Uniboard Canada.

Later this afternoon, he'll make his way to Rimouski for a mid-afternoon confab with students and staff at the Institut maritime du Quebec, and end his day with an evening town hall, during which he will, according to the advisory,  "engage on local issues with residents."

On the other side of the country, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May holds a town hall of her own in Salt Spring Island, where she'll meet with local residents this evening.

Out and about on the ministerial circuit:

    • Against the backdrop of the George Brown College sheet metal shop, Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney teams up with representatives from Polytechnics Canada, the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada, Canada's Building Trades Unions and the CLAC to share the latest news on "apprenticeship grants."
    • Elsewhere in Toronto, Finance Minister Joe Oliver drops by Credit Canada Debt Solutions Inc. to unveil "new actions" by his government to "better protect financial consumers."
    • On the east coast, Justice Minister Peter MacKay delivers fresh federal support to help people with disabilities to Halifax-based TEAM Work Cooperative.
    • Also in Halifax today: Public Works Minister Diane Finley, who will "sign the final beam" in the new assembly hall at the Irving Shipyard.

Finally, back on the Hill, New Democrat Canada Post critic Alexandre Boulerice reveals his party's "upcoming steps in the process of preserving home delivery service" during a noon-hour press conference.


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