POLITICS

Justin Trudeau kicks off Northern tour with visit to Inuvik

01/09/2015 06:13 EST | Updated 03/11/2015 05:59 EDT
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau kicks off a four-day Northern tour in Inuvik, where he'll spend the afternoon in closed-door meetings with members of the Gwich'in Tribal Council and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, before heading to a local high school to take part in the annual Sunrise Festival.

Back in Ontario, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt attends the grand opening of the Cisco Milton Pan Am/Parapan Am Veledrome,  after which she will make her way to Oakville to "highlight new financial measures" for apprentices — particularly the interest-free loan program launched earlier this week —  during a visit to Sheridan College.

That program will also top the list of talking points in Saskatoon, where Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will tout the newly announced initiative during a p roundtable with representatives from the local trades industry — as well as in Alberta, courtesy of Minister of State for Multiculturalism Tim Uppal, who is slated to make an appearance at Fort McMurray's Keyano College this afternoon.

Elsewhere on the good news circuit:

- Treasury Board President Tony Clement drops by the Muskoka Roastery Coffee Company in Huntsville to share the details of new support for the local manufacturing sector, while Natural Resources Minister Greg Resources ferries federal fresh cash to Kenora.

- Finally, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Lynne Yelich "tours the facilities" at SED Systems, where she's also slated to make an "important announcement" on "how Canada's experts are creating jobs" in the local advanced manufacturing sector.

Mobile readers: Follow the Parliament Hill ticker here.