Seizing Canada’s Moment
Prosperity and Opportunity in an Uncertain World

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the 2nd session of the 41st Parliament and outline the Government’s agenda.

Speech from the Throne

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - To open the 2nd session of the 41st Canadian Parliament

Throne Speech 2013

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Creating Jobs and Opportunities for Canadians

Creating jobs and securing economic growth is and will remain our Government’s top priority. The Government will continue to introduce measures to stimulate the economy, promote prosperity and opportunities for all Canadians, and balance the federal budget. More

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Supporting and Protecting Canadian Families

Families are the cornerstone of the Canadian society. The Government will continue to support and protect Canadian families by keeping taxes low, defending Canadian consumers, and supporting victims and punishing criminals.


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Putting Canadians First

Government has no higher obligation than the protection of its sovereignty and its citizens. Priorities will include support for the armed forces, securing northern sovereignty, promoting Canadian values, and celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. More