The Forty-Third Parliament of Canada opens with Throne Speech
Dec. 6, 2019
Global Korean Post
On Thursday, December 5, 2019, members of Parliament were convened in Ottawa after 2019 federal election.
Governor General Julie Payette read the Speech from the Throne in the Senate Chamber to open the the First Session of the 43rd Parliament.
Prior to the Throne Speech, MPs elected a new Speaker of the House of Commons among five candidates. As a result, Anthony Rota became the 37th Speaker of the House of Commons.
At the beginning of a new Parliament, the House of Commons elects a Speaker of the House. Through a secret ballot, Members of Parliament choose who among them will be Speaker.
The Speaker is responsible for overseeing the administration and management of the House of Commons, and for fulfilling ceremonial and diplomatic duties.
AT the Speech from the Throne, the Governor General addressed the following topics such as the Fighting Climate Change, Strengthening the Middle Class, Walking the Road of Reconciliation, Keeping Canadians Safe and Healthy and Positioning Canada for Success in an Uncertain World.
The Throne Speech was concluded, “In this 43rd Parliament, you will disagree on many things. But you will agree on a great many more. Focus on your shared purpose: making life better for the people you serve.
“Never forget that it is an honour to sit in this Parliament. Prove to Canadians that you are worthy holders of these seats, and worthy stewards of this place.”
Several MPs including rookie members across Canada took the previlege to respond to the Throne Speech on the first day of the Parliament.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the statement on the Speech from the Throne:
He concluded his statement saying, “Canadians are counting on us, and this plan is a path forward for everyone. We have common ground and shared purpose. Together, we can and we will overcome the challenges of today to build a brighter tomorrow.”
The first meeting of the Forty-Third Parliament of Canada on Dec. 5 was finished at 5.40 p.m.
The House of Commons is scheduled to adjourn on Friday, December 13, 2019.
By the Global Korean Post