Speech from the Throne

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada

On December 4, 2015, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the 42nd session of Parliament and outline the Government’s agenda.
Making Real Change Happen
  • Growth for the middle class
  • Open and transparent government
  • A clean environment and a strong economy
  • Diversity is Canada’s strength
  • Security and opportunity

Frequently Asked Questions

Senate Chamber


What is the Speech from the Throne?  When is the Speech given?  Why does the Governor General give the Speech?

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