speech from the throne


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speech from the throne

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(Parliamentary Procedure) (in Britain and the dominions of the Commonwealth) the speech at the opening of each session of Parliament in which the Government outlines its legislative programme. It is read by the sovereign or his or her representative. Also called (esp Brit): King's speech or Queen's speech
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The governor, as her Majesty's representative, delivered what may be called the Speech from the Throne.
Governor General, Seizing Canada's Moment: Prosperity and Opportunity in an Uncertain World; Speech from the Throne (Ottawa: Government of Canada, October 16, 2013), 3.
In the Speech from the Throne, the government signalled its intention to begin a review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA).
In her April 4, 2006, Speech from the Throne, the Governor General announced that the Government would reduce the rate of the Goods and Services and Harmonized Sales Tax by one percentage point.
Scientific programs must now more clearly respond to explicit government priorities articulated in the Speech from the Throne and the Minister's mandate letter, through mechanisms no longer considered supplementary to the core program.
Kitts-Nevis Labor Party Government in the Speech from the Throne, Governor General Dr.
5) In the Speech From the Throne delivered on October 5, 2004, the Governor-General expanded on this integrated approach by stating that Canada's "defence, diplomacy development and trade efforts [must] work in concert.
The speech from the throne recognized the 'shameful' conditions facing our people.
The statement was issued following Prime Minister Paul Martin's response to the Speech from the Throne.
As a National Post editorial stated, long before the Speech from the Throne, "If the Prime Minister is looking for a legacy, he should ensure that before he rides off into the sunset, the Canadian military has a deal for a new helicopter.
FIRST SPEECH The Queen gives her first speech from the throne in the House of Lords at the State Opening of Parliament in 1958.

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