The highly anticipated “Speech on the Throne” outlines the outline of Trudeau’s “Better Rebuild” agenda, a centuries-old ceremony to reopen Parliament. The speech was written by Trudeau and his assistants, but delivered by Julie Payette, Queen Elizabeth’s representative governor of Canada.
Trudeau has been on the defensive during a moral debate in the summer, which put pressure on his approval ratings. Trudeau made a controversial decision last month to suspend Parliament. He promised to pass an “ambitious”
However, due to the rise of the virus in Canada and the entire capital, he recently withdrew his expectations. The leaders of the Conservative Party and the Quebec Group seem to be emphasizing this threat and tested positive for the virus last week. Public health officials announced the model on Tuesday, indicating that if Canada continues along its current path, there will be 5,000 cases a day by late October.
“No matter what measures we take, effectively responding to the health crisis is the best thing we do for the economy,” said former astronaut Payette.
The presentation listed short-term and long-term goals. Trudeau promised to establish a federal coronavirus test response team to revise the unemployment insurance system, address systemic racism, and legislate to achieve zero net emissions by 2050.
He also promised to provide targeted support to industries hit by the pandemic, Such as travel and tourism, And “identify other ways to solve extreme wealth inequality,” including solving corporate tax avoidance for large digital companies.
Payette read: “The Internet giants are imposing their own priorities while robbing Canadians of money.” “Things must change, and they will change.”
Trudeau also reiterated several old promises, such as authorizing municipalities to ban the use of pistols, Eliminate inter-provincial trade barriers, Implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee on Boarding Schools for Indigenous Children and move towards the National Prescription Drug Program.
After the speech, Trudeau addressed the country in a rare speech, issuing a severe warning about the coronavirus, saying that the country is in the second wave, which may be more severe than the spring waves, when soldiers were Deployed to severely damaged long-term nursing homes and most parts of the country were closed.
Most throne speeches are only for specific dollar figures, which is no different.The pandemic relief plan is expected to bring this year’s federal budget deficit to more than $250 billion, Or 16% of the country’s GDP. There are no details on how the government will eventually bridge this gap. Trudeau promised to use “any financial firepower” to meet the challenge.
This summer, after the government of Trudeau used WE Charity to launch a summer funding program for student volunteers, support for Trudeau gradually weakened. The Toronto-based organization has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to his mother and brother to participate in its activities.
The agreement was eventually cut off, but it triggered a parliamentary investigation. During the suspension of the Parliament, these operations were suspended. An independent ethics monitoring agency is investigating possible violations of conflict of interest laws. WE Charity was later closed in Canada.
Trudeau has pledged to vote of confidence in the speech. Since his government was reduced to a minority in the federal election last year, he needs the support of a major opposition party to survive. There is a lot of speculation about the fall election.
The New Democratic Party is most likely to provide support, but it has not promised to support it. All other parties spoke.
The Conservative Party expressed no support. They called this “another speech full of Liberal Party buzzwords and grand gestures.” There was no follow-up action plan and no mention of the oil and gas sector. It was organized solely to close the committee investigating the WE charity scandal.
BlocQuébécois leader Yves-François Blanchet (Yves-François Blanche) was isolated after testing positive for the coronavirus last week.
This throne speech is unique: There is no handshake. Encourage legislators to watch remotely.A very small number of people were led into the Senate by Usher, a member of the Black Parliament, whose history can be traced back to the House of Lords. -wear mask.