Employment Minister Jason Kenney will lift the
curtain on his long-promised plan to tighten up the rules governing
the controversial Temporary Foreign Workers Program at a
mid-afternoon press conference.
(Some of those details, it's worth noting, have already leaked out to the press in advance of today's announcement.)
Back in the Chamber, meanwhile, the few luckless MPs still on House duty will run down the Commons clock on
the final scheduled sitting day before the House automatically adjourns for the
On the agenda for the last day: A final round of
second reading debate on the government's proposed 'bill of rights' for
If time allows, they'll also consider the current iteration of Conservative MP Mark Adler'
bid to force staff serving independent parliamentary officers and
agents to disclose the details of any past partisan activity, which
underwent a substantial rewrite at the committee table.
Also out and about in the capital today: Citizenship and Immigration
Minister Chris Alexander, who will mark World Refugee Day at Ottawa
City Hall, where, alongside representatives from the Office of the UN
Commissioner for Refugees and the Refugee Network of Ottawa, he'll
share the details of new money "to protect the rights and well-being of refugees
and other displaced persons worldwide."
Across the river in Gatineau, Public Works Minister Diane
Finley will deliver what the advisory, intriguingly, describes as "a
national announcement in support of Canadian innovation, and job creation and
economic growth in Canada" during a visit to TekTrap Systems Inc.
Meanwhile, no fewer than three ministers will descend on the Greater Toronto
Area: Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, who will outline "new
regulations for the identification of dangerous goods in transport,"
Finance Minister Joe Oliver, who will "welcome a new
vessel" -- CCGS Corporal Teather, CV -- to the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet", and
Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal, who will do the honours
at the opening ceremonies for the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball
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