Monday, January 26, 2009

Throne Speech Update - Canadian Parliament back in session

The Governor General's speech from the Throne has come and gone - if you blinked you missed it. Less than 10 minutes - eight and half exactly by some accounts. But really, what did we expect? The last Throne speech was only a couple of months ago and the real pressing business is the upcoming revised budget. That is to be delivered by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 27th.



Reports on the speech from the Throne can be found here -

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090126/canada/canada_us_politics

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/01/26/throne-speech.html


News accounts of the throne speech focused almost entirely on the budget as it certainly is the most pressing issue in Canada right now. It also will be the next legislative item to be subject to a confidence vote and whether the opposition will show non-confidence or support the minority Conservatives. Harper's minority Conservatives have leaked enough about the budget to preclude any further discussion here until we can review a hardcopy tomorrow with all the devilish details - check back then.

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