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Throne Speech steeped in British parliamentary tradition dating back to at least the 16th century

By Aidan Chamandy      

Queen Elizabeth, on her first royal visit to Canada in 1957, delivered John Diefenbaker's first Throne Speech. In 1977, she delivered Pierre Trudeau's Throne Speech as well in Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Dec. 8, 2015, after the Throne Speech was delivered in the Senate. The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Canada’s 43rd Parliament is set to open Thursday, with the 147th edition of the Speech from the Throne— which outlines the government’s legislative agenda for the new Parliament—and it will be delivered, for the first time, by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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