Big Spending Plans and Ever-Stronger Environmental Controls: Few Surprises in Throne Speechon November 23, 2021 at 9:56 pm

Commentary Throne speeches in Canada tend to be long on promises and short on details. The Nov. 23 speech from the throne delivered by Gov. Gen. Mary Simon was no exception. Much of what was delivered was a reiteration of the government’s mandate in 2019 along with campaign promises from last fall. In summary, there were few surprises in the throne speech. It sticks to big spending plans while imposing ever-stronger environmental controls. Coupled with plans to limit internet speech and continued work to remove firearms from Canadians, we see a plan modelled to appeal to the NDP. Prime minister Justin Trudeau needs the support of NDP’s Jagmeet Singh in order to pursue his mandate and he has to ensure there is nothing in his mandate that would force the NDP to invoke another election. The Liberals and NDP deny having a formal alliance but the throne speech makes it …

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