Good Wednesday morning,
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Vancouver for a couple of fundraising events, including one in the evening at the Neptune Palace Restaurant at 7 p.m. PST. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Treasury Board Secretariat Joyce Murray are also expected to attend tonight’s fundraiser.
Earlier today, he’s slated to make an announcement at 9:30 a.m. in Vancouver about the future of the Canadian Coast Guard. It’ll be at HMCS Discovery.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will be in Regina to meet with steel workers and businesses. Her visit comes days after the U.S. and Canada both lifted their tariffs on steel and aluminum, paving the way for the two countries to discuss plans for ratifying the new NAFTA. It’s unclear, however, whether the new agreement will be passed in Parliament before the House rises. The event’s at 12:15 p.m. CT at steel-making company Evraz.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, meanwhile, is slated to unveil his party’s plan to rein in human trafficking during his visit to Aylmer, Ont. The announcement is set for 12:30 p.m. at Farmtown Canada. According to StatsCan, in 2016, there were 340 incident reports of human trafficking filed to the police. While it only accounts for a small fraction of police-reported incidents, the agency noted that human trafficking is on the rise.
StatsCan and the Department of National Defence are holding a joint presser to field questions on the release of the agency’s survey on sexual misconduct in the military. The event is set for 9 a.m. at the Brigadier Malone Conference Room at the department’s HQ.
Here’s a rundown of what else is happening today:
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