'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'
For the first time, all the pomp and circumstance of electing a Speaker and watching the Speech from the Throne will unfold in two separate buildings, with Centre Block still undergoing a decade's worth of renovations.
Incumbent House Speaker Geoff Regan says he expects MPs will be largely influenced by their peers' assessments of the candidates in casting their ballots for the new Speaker.
Plus, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett is set to address the Assembly of First Nations.
Losing its grip on a majority has been humbling for the Liberal government, says House leader and Quebec lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez.
Plus, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh appoints himself Indigenous affairs critic.