|News Karl Nerenberg | Based on the speech, it is hard to believe that there was any need to cut the previous parliamentary session short -- except to put a stop to committees that were looking into the WE affair.|
|News Karl Nerenberg | Some Ottawa insiders have speculated that the government will pull back from any overly ambitious new programs, be they in energy, social welfare or even health, to focus on the pandemic.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If you were paying attention during the campaign, you've heard most of the United Conservative Party's first throne speech before. The interesting stuff was between the lines.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | We can expect former Alberta Peter Lougheed's name to be invoked more than once by the NDP in the lead-up to the general election expected in the spring of 2019.|
Alberta's NDP tends not to make a game of thrones, so tomorrow's speech may actually give us useful information!David J. Climenhaga | Unlike the two NDP throne speeches, those of the Progressive Conservatives in recent years were less likely to deliver on their key promises.
|Blog Sheila Block | Today's throne speech was cast as an opportunity for the Ontario government to press the reset button on bad decisions. It didn't.|
|News Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau's team chose the route of generalities and platitudes in its Throne Speech. The exceptions are committing to the inquiry on missing Indigenous women and to ending first-past-the-post.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Today's Alberta throne speech will be different, not just because it enunciates New Democratic policy but possibly because it says what the government actually intends to do.|
Boring conservatism trumps bold conservatism in Premier Jim Prentice's dull but confident throne speechDavid J. Climenhaga | If yesterday's Alberta throne speech shows anything, it's the need for an Opposition not made up of people who share identical ideology and policy goals to the people in power.
|Blog Jim Silver | An issue that needs to be addressed in the forthcoming throne speech on November 20, is the persistence in Manitoba of a deep, complex and damaging poverty.|
|Blog Iglika Ivanova | The B.C. throne speech received little media coverage, partly because it fell in the middle of the Olympics and on the same day as the federal budget, but also because it was rather uneventful.|
|News Fraser Harland, Mark Dance | The speech from the throne left many criticizing the Harper government for its lack of vision. However, this speech may represent the latest piece in Harper's strategy to cripple future governments.|
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