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Liberals repledge familiar promises on reconciliation in 2021 throne speech – APTN News

Nov 23, 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has laid out his legislative priorities as Parliament resumes with the Liberal minority government in charge again—and reconciliation is chief among them.

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivered her historic first throne speech as the queen’s representative in Canada on Tuesday. Simon, who is Inuk from Kuujjuaq in northern Quebec, is the first Indigenous person from any nation to hold the office.

“In each of your own ridings, I encourage you to seek out the truth and to learn about the lived realities in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities,” urged Simon as she welcomed new parliamentarians into their roles.

While delivered by the governor general, the throne speech is written by the prime minister’s office and outlines the government’s agenda. It must be delivered following an election or prorogation of Parliament.

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