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Franklin Expedition news to be revealed by Leona Aglukkaq in Toronto

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq makes what the advisory is billing as an "important announcement about the lost Franklin Expedition" during a morning visit to the Royal Ontario Museum.

Also in Toronto today: Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, who is slated to meet with her US counterpart, Anthony Foxx, "to discuss bilateral transportation issues, including proposals for rail safety standard harmonization."

Meanwhile, Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford drops by the Dryden District Agricultural Society with fresh federal cash earmarked for "community economic development and growth."

Other scheduled events on the ministerial circuit:

    • Fisheries Minister Gail Shea heads to the Rodd Miramichi River Lodge, where, alongside local MP Tilly O'Neill Gordon and fisheries sector representatives, she'll share the details on her government's latest bid to "benefit Atlantic salmon."
    • Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney delivers a fresh instalment of financial support to "strengthen navigational safety on the St. Lawrence River" during a visit to the Quebec City Coast Guard base.
    • Moving west, Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay makes an appearance by the NEXUS offices at Vancouver International Airport, where she's expected to outline what would seem to be the very same "new initiatives" to make airport transit "faster and more convenient" that were announced by Raitt on Wednesday.  
    • Elsewhere in the city, Industry Minister James Moore unveils "new measures to deliver more choice, lower prices and better service in Canada's wireless industry."

Back in the capital, Citizenship and Immigration officials will field questions from journalists on the Express Entry initiative during what the notice describes as a "not-for-attribution technical briefing."

Finally, Joint Task Force - Iraq Commander Colonel Daniel Constable will provide, via teleconference, a mid-morning update on Canada's ongoing military operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIS). 

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