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The North sees little mention in federal throne speech – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2019108 Views

Federal throne speech kicks off new session of parliament; pushes climate change, reconciliation

Dec 06, 2019

In a promise to fight climate change, “walk the road of reconciliation,” and to keep Canadians healthy, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette opened a new session of Parliament Thursday.

But her 28-minute speech — written by the Prime Minister’s Office and addressed to members of parliament — had little to say about the North.

The speech that explains the new Liberal government’s mandate did, however, focus on issues that matter to northerners, like climate change and reconciliation.

“Canada’s children and grandchildren will judge this generation by its action — or inaction — on the defining challenge of the time: climate change,” Payette said.

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