With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau once again booked in for a full day of “private meetings,” the only Team Trudeau front bencher with a planned public appearance today is Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.
After spending yesterday ensconced in closed-door discussions with her G20 counterparts in Washington, DC, Freeland — who recently confirmed that Canada will hold off on imposing a new tax on digital services after signing onto a new deal to establish “a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15 per cent for multinational companies — is set to make the rounds at the annual meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund.
She’s also slated to take questions from reporters during a mid-afternoon media availability at the Canadian embassy. (1:15 PM)
Back in Canada, meanwhile, People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier heads to Airdrie, Alta. to “introduce” the three candidates running under his party’s banner in the upcoming “Senate elections,” a non-binding vote administered by the provincial electoral agency to select potential nominees to fill the two current vacancies in the Upper House. (3 PM)
The trio of PPC-endorsed candidates, as per the advisory: Kelly Lorencz, Nadine Wellwood, and Ann McCormack, all three of whom tried and failed to win seats in the House of Commons during last month’s federal election.
According to the advisory, Bernier “will also explain the PPC’s plan to address Western alienation through decentralizing the federal government, respecting the Constitution, and reforming the Equalization formula.”
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