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Justin Trudeau speaks in a televised address after the throne speech. Image: Video screenshot/PMO​
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.
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Justin Trudeau speaks after a cabinet retreat on September 16, 2020. Image: Video screenshot/PMO
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.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, channeling Ralph Klein, arrives in the legislative building's rotunda after the throne speech. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
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.
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Premier Rachel Notley speaks with well wishers in the Alberta Legislature Rotunda yesterday after her government’s Speech from the Throne. (Photo: David J. Climenhaga.)
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.
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Alberta Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell reads the 2016 Throne Speech (GoA photo)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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David 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.