Our Government is committed to strong leadership. A Canada proud of its leadership in the world and confident in its economic future. A Canada built on a strong federation and a robust democracy. A Canada that is safe for our families and healthy for our children.
The Government of Canada continues to focus on what Canadians want - a Government that:
o Is accountable and spends taxpayers’ money wisely;
o Delivers real benefits to ordinary working people and their families;
o Works cooperatively with the provinces and territories; and
o Defends and advances Canada’s interests and values in the world.
The Throne Speech delivered on those priorities. I am proud to say that our government now has five clear priorities for the upcoming session. They include:
1. Strengthening Canada’s Sovereignty and Place in the World.
o Through the realization of our strong Arctic vision.
o Through a responsible, effective path forward in Afghanistan.
2. Strengthening the Federation and our Democratic Institutions.
o Through measures including formal limits on federal spending power.
o Through long overdue reform of the Senate.
3. Providing Effective Economic Leadership.
o By aggressively moving forward with broad tax relief that includes a further promised reduction to the GST.
4. Tackling Crime and Strengthening the Security of Canadians.
o By reintroducing important crime legislation with the new Tackling Violent Crime Act.
o By turning a strong focus to safe communities and youth and property crime.
5. Improving the Environment and Health of Canadians.
o By continuing to deliver realistic and achievable results in areas such as:
Product food and safety.
Our Government is continually working hard for Canadian citizens and taxpayers. I am very proud of this Speech from the Throne and feel that it will improve the lives of ordinary Canadians.