After delivering a fresh tranche of federal funding to boost a wind power plant in the Gaspé region yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to make the rounds in Montreal today, where he’s booked in for a mid-afternoon announcement at the iconic Palais des congrès, where he’ll be joined by Quebec Premier François Legault, Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly, as well as the CEOs of CAE Inc., Pratt and Whitney Canada and Bell Textron Canada.
Earlier in the day, he’ll visit the Saint-Michel vaccine clinic with local MP Patricia Lattanzio. (9:30 AM)
Also on the prime ministerial to-do list: His weekly tele-conference with provincial and territorial premiers, which, according to his official itinerary, is scheduled to take place after he returns to Ottawa later this afternoon.
Elsewhere in the province, Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet continues to criss-cross the Quebec City region where, as per his office, will include stops at a local distillery, restaurant and art gallery before making his way to the Aux Trois Counvents historical site for the opening of a new archaeological exhibit.
Back in Ontario, New Democrat MP Jagmeet Singh teams up with London-area MP Lindsay Mathyssen to highlight his party’s just-revealed plan to create “over one million jobs” during an on-camera appearance outside the London headquarters of Goodwill Industries, which bills itself as a “non-profit social enterprise” that “provides work opportunities, skills development and employee and family strengthening for those who face barriers such as disability or social disadvantage.” (11 AM)
Later this afternoon, he’ll meet privately with staff at the Glen Cairn Community Resources Centre and Atlohsa Family Healing Services. (1:30/2:45 PM)
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
The Parliamentary Budget Office releases its estimates on the potential revenue from Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith’s backbench bid to “address rising extreme wealth inequality and generational fairness concerns” by imposing a “one-time tax on extreme wealth.” (9 AM)
OUTSIDE THE PRECINCT
Transport Minister Ahmed Alghabra joins his British Columbia counterpart, Rod Fleming, at the Ogden Point Deep-Water Terminal in Victoria to share the details of a new plan for “Canada’s cruise ship industry.” (1:30 PM)
On the East Coast, meanwhile, Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan joins Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin and Halifax Mayor (and former federal Liberal MP) Mike Savage for an “important public transit infrastructure event” at the Ragged Lake Industrial Park. (8 AM)
Finally, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland drops by Richmond Hill-based Mellat Fine Foods — which the advisory describes as a “locally owned grocery store” — where she’ll “meet with front-line workers and discuss the Canada Workers Benefit and other federal support for workers during the pandemic and recovery.” (12 PM)
Later this afternoon, she’ll host a “virtual discussion” with the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada. (3 PM)
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