Speech from the Throne

Speech from the Throne

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On December 4, 2015, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the 42nd session of Parliament and outline the Government’s agenda.

October 16, 2013

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Speech from the Throne?  When is the Speech given?  Why does the Governor General give the Speech?

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