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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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In his throne speech, the crowned king promised to make every effort to strengthen the unity of all Malaysian subjects irrespective of their ethnic or religious background.
The House prorogued on April 2 having passed 57 Bills and was set to convene on April 4 for the Throne Speech opening the Fourth Session of the Forty Eighth General Assembly.
For well over a century, the Throne Speech has been a crucial moment in a government's policy calendar; the speech receives careful scrutiny from news media and extended, in-depth debate within the legislature.
"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.
In October 2013, a report by (http://www.cbc.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.