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Today on the Hill: Trudeau rallies the troops

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau will offer a sneak peek today at part of the Liberal party's next election campaign.

He'll start by unveiling another piece of the party's platform, a private member's bill on reforming Parliament and the country's access to information laws.

Later, the Liberal leader will speak to caucus members and introduce a crop of newly nominated candidates who hope to join their ranks in 2015.

Here are some other events happening in and around Ottawa today:

— The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will release its spring rental market report, a semi-annual report that provides a detailed breakdown on private rental vacancy rates;

— Statistics Canada will paint a picture of the country's digital users as it releases a report on Internet use for 2013;

— The Funeral Service Association of Canada will hold a news conference to promote a bill designed to expand Service Canada's mandate Expansion Act;

— Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay will speak at the Economic Club of Canada about what the government is doing to track down tax cheats;

— The Canadian Human Rights Commission kicks off its national conference with remarks from acting chief commissioner David Langtry and former Olympic athlete Mark Tewksbury;

— And Gov. Gen David Johnston will host the Michener Awards ceremony, recognizing excellence in public service journalism.

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