Good morning! Here are the top things you need to know for this Thursday. The infrastructure funding announcements from government ministers continue to take place today across the country. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt (Halton, Ont.) will make an infrastructure announcement at 10 a.m. in Sydney, N.S. Treasury Board President Tony Clement (Parry Sound-Muskoka, Ont.) will make an infrastructure announcement at Côte-des-NeigesArmoury at 9 a.m. in Montreal, Que. Conservative MP Royal Galipeau (Ottawa-Orleans, Ont.) will make an infrastructure announcement at the Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre at 1 p.m. in Ottawa, Ont. Conservative MP Terrence Young (Oakville, Ont.) will also make an infrastructure announcement at the Oakville Armoury at 3 p.m. in Oakville, Ont. The Broadcast Consortium—made up of CBC News, CTV News, Global News, Radio-Canada and Télé-Quebec—announced yesterday that it’s partnering with La Presse for its French-language leaders’ debate. La Presse, with its tablet edition, will distribute the debate digitally. “It’s a major first for us, but it also reflects a larger shift in the media industry,” said Eric Trottier, La Presse vice-president of news and editor in chief. “Beyond the innovation, we’re very proud to partner with the major broadcasters and contribute to Canadian democratic life by providing all of the federal parties with an exceptional platform to present their ideas to voters in the run-up to the fall election.” The French-language debate takes place on Oct. 7. The English debate takes place on Oct. 8. For more details on other leaders’ debates during the upcoming election, visit The Hill Times’ Election 2015 section on the website. Canada’s premiers continue to meet today in St. John’s, Nfld., where Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Paul Davis chairs the Council of the Federation. The premiers will discuss how to build a more competitive economy, innovation, trade, skills and training in addition to climate change and health care. For more information, visit www.canadaspremiers.ca. The National Research Council of Canada will announce a significant partnership with the Saskatchewan Research Council to stimulate job creation in the emerging field of bio-based specialty chemicals and natural health products at 9:30 a.m. in Saskatoon, Sask. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is heading to Nova Scotia tomorrow in the Postal Workers’ Caravan to help save Canada Post. “Our message to Stephen Harper and his Conservatives: you cannot run, you cannot hide from these cuts," said CUPW national president Mike Palecek in a statement. “Everywhere we go, we know that Canadians want to keep their home delivery, they want to keep their money-making post office, and they know it's the Conservatives that are taking it away.” The caravan will be at the Dartmouth Sportsplex at 11 a.m. on Friday, followed by a rally at the New Glasgow post office. On the agenda (all times local) Events Sport Minister of State Bal Gosal (Bramalea-Gore-Malton, Ont.) will participate in the official opening of the Aboriginal Pavilion of the 2015 Pan Am Games. 7 p.m., Toronto, Ont. Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole (Durham, Ont.) will provide an update on Veterans Affairs Canada’s commitment to service excellence. 1 p.m., Charlottetown, P.E.I. Announcements Employment and Social Development Minister Pierre Poilievre (Nepean-Carleton, Ont.) and Conservative MP Jay Aspin (Nipissing-Timiskaming, Ont.) will make an announcement regarding the 2015 Canada Summer Jobs program at 9 a.m. in New Liskeard, Ont. They will later announce job training support to Cementation Canada Inc. through the Canada Job Grant at 2 p.m. in North Bay, Ont. Minister of State Candice Bergen (Portage-Lisgar, Man.) and Conservative MP Ted Falk (Provencher, Man.) will announce the government’s support for accessibility improvements for people with disabilities. 10 a.m., St. Jean Baptiste, Man. Public Works Minister Diane Finley (Haldimand-Norfolk, Ont.) and Conservative MP Susan Truppe (London North Centre, Ont.) will announce the government’s support to help local youth find jobs. 10 a.m., London, Ont. Defence Minister Jason Kenney (Calgary Southeast, Alta.) and Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney (Levis-Bellechasse, Que.) will make an announcement in support of the Canadian Armed Forces that’s expected to create local jobs and growth at 10 a.m. in Sainte-Claire, Que. Mr. Kenny will later announce the name of the Royal Canadian Navy’s fifth Arctic offshore patrol ship at 2 p.m. in Quebec City, Que. Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel (Roberval-Lac Saint Jean, Que.) will make an announcement concerning Microbrasserie La Voie Maltee. 11 a.m., Saguenay, Que.) Justice Minister Peter MacKay (Central Nova, N.S.) will make a funding announcement. 2 p.m., Toronto, Ont. Throwback Thursday photo of the day Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pictured on the Hill shortly after winning the 2006 election. This photo appeared on the cover of the Jan. 30, 2006, edition of The Hill Times. For more historical coverage, visit The Hill Times’ archives.