After spending the last few days making the rounds on and around his political home turf of Burnaby, New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh hits the hustings in Windsor, where he’s set to release his party’s “Better Jobs. More Jobs.” plan, which, as per the advisory, will include “concrete measures the NDP will put forward to create more than a million good jobs in our communities.” (11 AM)
Joining him for the reveal at a riverside park — which, the advisory points out, will take place “near Coolez Ice Cream Parlour” — will be Windsor-area New Democrat candidates Tracy Ramsay and Cheryl Hardcastle, who represented Essex and Windsor-Tecumseh, respectively, from 2015 until 2019, when they were ousted by their Conservative and Liberal opponents.
After wrapping up his mid-morning appearance, Singh will take a a closed-door tour of the Community Support Centre of Essex County before travelling on to Nickel Belt, where he’ll join party members as they formally nominate Andréane Chénier to carry the orange banner in the next election. (3:45/7 PM)
Meanwhile, after a brief stopover in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads into the heart of his home province of Quebec, where he’ll start his day by teaming up with Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier for a “virtual roundtable discussion” with Îles-de-la-Madeleine Mayor Jonathan Lapierre and “community stakeholders. (11 AM)
Later this afternoon, Trudeau and Lebouthillier will join Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne and provincial energy minister Jonaten Julien at the LM Wind Power Plant in Gaspé, where, as per the notice, they’ll tour the facility and make an announcement, as well as take questions from the press. (2:30 PM)
Also on the Quebec circuit today: Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly, who will unveil further details on her government’s Tourism Relief Fund “during a conversation with key Quebec tourism stakeholders” at a Sherbrooke microbrewery. (11:30 AM)
Back in the capital, the Bank of Canada is set to unveil its latest decision on overnight interest rates, as well as a new Monetary Policy Report that, according to Canadian Press, is expected to outline its plan to reduce the “unprecedented pace” at which it has been buying federal bonds.
“If it pulls back from purchases, demand for federal bonds would drop and rates would rise, which could affect the costs for the federal government to refinance billions in debt coming due,” the wire service notes.
While the initial announcement will be made via written statement, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem will host a tele-briefing for media later this morning. (11 AM)
IN THE CHAMBER
The House of Commons and the Senate have risen for the summer, with regular programming scheduled to resume on September 20, 2021.
ON AND AROUND THE HILL
Labour Minister Filomena Tassi holds a Zoom session to launch the Employment Equity Act Review Task Force, which, as per the department, will “study, consult, and advise the Minister of Labour on how the federal employment equity regime could be modernized,” with Diversity, Inclusion and Youth Minister Bardish Chagger and Liberal MPs Anthony Housefather and Greg Fergus — who currently serve as parliamentary secretaries to Tassi and Trudeau, respectively — also expected to be in virtual attendance. (10:30 AM)
Later today, Housefather will fire up his webcam for a second Zoom appearance — this time, to release the interim report from the Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism, which will offer “preliminary recommendations … to monitor and combat what is becoming an increasingly hostile and loosely regulated and monitored social media space.” (6 PM)
OUTSIDE THE PRECINCT
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra visits a construction site at the Port of Vancouver to share the details of new federal cash earmarked for “trade corridor projects” across Canada. (12 PM)
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