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Haiti reconstruction aid to be unveiled by Christian Paradis in Quebec City

01/13/2015 06:53 EST | Updated 03/15/2015 05:59 EDT
International Development Minister Christian Paradis teams up with Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume to share new details on his government's "continued support" for post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in Haiti.

According to the advisory, newly elected Francophonie secretary general Michaelle Jean will make an appearance as well, although not in person, but through a pre-recorded video message that will accompany the announcement.

Elsewhere in the province, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt stops by Saint-Antonin-based equipment manufacturer Usinage F.R. with federal assistance for three local businesses, after which he heads to Riviere-du-Loup to deliver a keynote lunch speech on his government's "priorities."  

Meanwhile, Justice Minister Peter MacKay is in Newfoundland for an otherwise unspecified funding reveal.

Back in Toronto, Employment Minister Jason Kenney pays an afternoon visit to St. Demetrius the Great Martyr Parish, where he will outline a new initiative to "support awareness of one of the greatest tragedies of the last century, the Holodomor," which, the advisory notes, is "otherwise known as the Terror-Famine in Ukraine."

Elsewhere in the Greater Toronto Area, FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear joins local MP Bruce Stanton in Barrie, where the pair will unveil a new "investment" in Wolf Steel Ltd. before heading to the Orillia campus of Lakehead University.

Also out and about in Ontario today: Treasury Board President Tony Clement, who drops by Seguin-based Crofter's Food Ltd. with yet another instalment of federal cash to "create jobs and accelerate business development growth."

Finally, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz shows his government's support for the pulse industry during an appearance in Saskatoon.

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