A mid-term Throne Speech and a new batch of legislation wasn't necessary, says Liberal MP John McKay: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 'was doing what he said he would do.'
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, pictured at the first and, so far, only Throne speech during his time as prime minister, in the Senate in 2015. He was joined by former prime minister Joe Clark, top, and Jean Chrétien, right. The Hill Times file photograph
The first and only session of the 42nd Parliament will soon become the longest in Canadian history, but political observers say the slow pace the government moved legislation through the House could be among the reasons the record is within reach.
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Fostering use of Inuit languages was a key aim in creating Nunavut, but 20 years later, NTI president Aluki Kotierk says there's been a 'failure' when it comes to providing essential services to the public in Inuktut.
If the current voting trends continued until election time, the Green Party could win 14 seats, says EKOS president Frank Graves. But he also says if progressive voters choose to vote strategically to prevent the Conservatives from forming government, they could vote for the Liberals.