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.
Todays speech from the throne also makes it clear that Alberta will continue to fight for new pipelines to the Canadian coast.
The report comes in accordance with themes and priorities outlined by His Majesty King Abdullah II in his Speech from the Throne during the opening of the 18th Parliament's Second Ordinary Session, and emphasized the need to continue to adhere to them, which they were mentioned in the first report submitted by the government to His Majesty in June last year.
The Second Session of the Sixty-fifth General Assembly shall prorogue on November 13, 2017, and the Third Session shall commence with a Speech from the Throne on November 14, 2017, at 2:00 p.
NNA - Queen Elizabeth II read out the speech from the throne in the House of Lords where Brexit dominated the ceremonial State Opening of Parliament.
30am Delivers the Queen's Speech from the throne in the House of Lords.
Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen's Speech from the throne during State Opening of Parliament
The second Speech from the Throne delivered by Alberta's New Democratic government is short on detail and offers nothing new for the provinces Indigenous population.
Delivered in the reading of the Speech from the Throne by Governor General David Johnston, the priorities were largely a repeat of the new government's campaign promises.
The Queen delivers the Queen's Speech from the throne in the House of Lords next to the Duke of Edinburgh during the State Opening of Parliament at <B the Palace of Westminster in London on Wednesday Ben Stansall
In a flurry of pomp and circumstance as only the British can do in the confines of the Palace of Westminster, Queen Elizabeth read the Speech from the Throne on Wednesday, laying out the legislative plans for the United Kingdom by her Prime Minister, David Cameron.
The Queen delivers her Speech from the throne in the House of Lords at the State Opening of Parliament this week

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