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PM heads to Calgary for Klein memorial service

The PM will be back on his home turf today to speak at the memorial service for former Alberta premier Ralph Klein, which will take place this afternoon at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary.

Meanwhile, Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose celebrates the launch of a new advisory council that will study the presence of women on corporate boards by ringing in the trading day at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Elsewhere on the ministerial circuit, Treasury Board President Tony Clement bundles two of his very favourite topics -- "economic priorities" and "red tape" -- into one "address" to the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, while his junior cabinet colleague Bal Gosal makes his way to Whitehorse for a sports-related announcement.

Finally, Revenue Minister Gail Shea dons her ACOA ministerial hat for a visit to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where she will unveil new federal funding for community infrastructure in a riding currently unrepresented in the House of Commons after the resignation of former Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue. 

Interestingly, the initial flurry of rumours pointing to a quick writ drop appear to have died down, at least for the moment, but it will still be interesting to see if Shea or any other Conservatives in attendance make any reference to the now former MP, who, in happier, pre-down-stepping days, would almost certainly have been front and centre at such a crowd-pleasing event.  

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