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Politics This Morning: Trudeau to meet with NATO secretary general; McKenna, Wynne to announce emissions reduction initiatives; Scheer visits the Okanagan

By Marco Vigliotti      
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is continuing his tour of the Okanagan Valley in B.C., on Wednesday. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Good Wednesday morning,

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in his Centre Block office today at 1:30 p.m. The two will hold a joint media availability in Centre Block afterwards at 2:40 p.m.

Liberal MP and chair of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association Leona Alleslev is hosting a lunch reception in Centre Block for Mr. Stoltenberg and Canada’s Ambassador to NATO Kerry Buck, which will be open to the media. Liberal MP and parliamentary secretary to the foreign affairs minister for Canada-U.S. relations Andrew Leslie will also be in attendance at the reception, hosted in the Railway Committee Room, otherwise known as room 253-D, at noon.

As for Mr. Trudeau, he will deliver remarks at the Labour-7 Consultation at the National Arts Centre at 3:30 p.m.

Earlier in Toronto, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is scheduled to announce a joint initiative with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on housing, retrofits, and building practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The announcement goes at 8:20 a.m. at 263 Dewhurst Boulevard.

Afterwards, Minister McKenna heads to the Royal Ontario Museum for the Prairie Climate Centre launch for the The Climate Atlas of Canada platform at 11 a.m. Ms. McKenna will also use the opportunity to announce her department’s progress in developing the new Canadian Centre for Climate Services, which will look to offer reliable climate information, data, and tools to help improve climate resilience.

Elsewhere, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is continuing his tour of the Okanagan Valley in B.C., on Wednesday, hosting a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver, which is known for its many wineries.

Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu is heading just south of Ottawa to the shores of the St. Lawrence for an announcement on how the federal government is supporting apprentice training.

She scheduled to speak at 9 a.m. at the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario campus in Morrisburg, Ont.

Staying in Eastern Ontario, Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan is in Kingston tonight for a town hall with veterans and their families discussing the government’s new Pension for Life plan. It goes at 7 p.m. at the Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront.

And finally, happy birthday to International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Liberal MP Matt DeCourcey.

Have a great day!

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