Good question, the speech from the throne is delivered by the Governor General to Parliament at the beginning of a new sitting. Although the GG is technically the representative of the Queen, the speech is written by the governing party and used to provide an overview of their legislative agenda.
What's On Tap This Parliament?
- 1,000,000 jobs to be created through environmentally focused measures.
- "Commitment" to early learning and child care programs, and"work toward" a universal pharmacare program.
- An extension of the Canadian Emergency Wages Subsidy through next summer.
- New taxes on "extreme wealth inequality," and "digital giants."
- The creation of a testing assistance response team to improve covid testing capacity and reduce wait times.
First, the throne speech must pass parliament, which requires the support of at least the Conservatives or NDP, failure to get the votes would lead to an election. If passed, Canadians will just have to wait and see if and how the Liberals will deliver on their promises in turbulent times.