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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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Weaver also commented on the Throne Speech, noting that he would not be voting in favour of the Address in Reply.
In my view, the Throne speech was very thin on tangible ways (First Nations are) going to be participating," said Treaty 7 Grand Chief Charles Weasel Head.
Johnston said in a Friday throne speech released by local media that "the government will introduce legislation that will provide greater support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; that will get handguns and assault weapons off our streets; and that will legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana.
His government will introduce new environmental assessment processes, the throne speech said.
Like most progressives, I'm looking forward to the first Throne Speech in a decade that promotes a Canadian agenda based on generosity and hope.
ca/) CBC News said the country's 150th birthday will be highlighted by a throne speech, which in turn will focus on the two dozen milestones of the celebrations all through 2017.
The Chinese official's visit comes before a planned trip by HM the King to the People's Republic of China, which was announced in the Sovereign's throne speech on July 30.
Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle said the government met its commitment to establish a development corporation for the dormant Far North mining camp 60 days after the premier's July 3 throne speech.
Governor General Dame Louise Lake-Tack, delivering the traditional Throne Speech at the start of a new session of parliament on Tuesday, said that the Baldwin Spencer administration would make changes to the copyright legislation this year.
But for the Harper Government[TM] the most recent throne speech reads more like a fad diet plan than something recommended by experts.
Two weeks ago in New Brunswick, on the heeis of a tonedeaf throne speech in Ottawa.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has confirmed he will ask the Governor General to prorogue Parliament until October, when his government will outline a new agenda in a throne speech.