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PM Harper heads to Quebec for announcement, Chanukah ceremony

Prime Minister Stephen Harper kicks off a one-day pre-holiday tour of Quebec with a mid-morning stop at Chateau Frontenac, where --  alongside Public Safety Minister Steve Blaney, Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume and local MP Jacques Gourde -- he'll share the details of an otherwise unspecified announcement.

Later this afternoon, the prime minister will make his way to Montreal for a Chanukah ceremony at the Gelber Centre, with his wife, Laureen and Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel also slated to be in attendance.

Back on the Hill, Conservative Senators Nancy Greene Raine and Percy Mockler join "industry representatives" for a press briefing in the Senate Foyer to "highlight upcoming regulatory amendments related to Canadian maple syrup."  

Also out and about today:

    • ACOA Minister Rob Moore teams up with Fisheries Minister Gail Shea and Prince Edward Island Tourism Minister Robert Henderson for a "major announcement" on federal and provincial support for the Confederation Centre of the Arts in downtown Charlottetown.
    • Meanwhile, International Development Minister Christian Paradis will "reiterate Canada's support for the Philippines" during a round-table with members of the Montreal Filipino community.
    • Minister of State for Status of Women Kellie Leitch treks to Kelowna to deliver fresh support to the Women's Enterprise Centre of British Columbia.

Finally, New Democrat MP Peter Stoffer drops by the Royal Canadian Legion in Moncton, where he's expected to share his thoughts on a recent federal court decision that, according to the advisory, "forced Veterans Affairs Canada to grant a disability award to Basil McAllister."

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