tv Official Opening of 42nd Parliament of Canada CSPAN December 5, 2015 1:32am-2:39am EST
canada's governor general david johnson opens up the first session of the 42nd parliament of canada with a speech from the throne. the speech outlines the priorities of the current government led by liberal party leader justin trudeau. courtesy of cable public affairs channel in canada, this is about an hour. >> this formal part of the speech takes place in the next thing we see you think will be
the arrival of the governor general shortly and we will watch the garden a 21-gun salute. we have talked about timing and greg imagine the difficulty in staffing of some of these offices and where only a month into the formal process for the new government. is that part of the issue here plex what this government has to do is -- and as a part of issue that some of the changes they are attacking that are significant to the point that when they deal with this relative newness and staffing up offices in turning round direction in the public service. >> i think we have to remember the liberals went from 34 seats to 184. in 2006 there were large number of mps existing already with some talent and bodies to draw from so i spoke to some this
weekend they are very comfortable with slow and steady. what's the phrase, independently sure so they want to make sure they have a right but a big part of it we have talked about symbolism but symbolism is very important because the government seems to be trying again and again to remind people that they are not predecessors. everything from the walk up the drive wheel in the cabin was sworn to messaging the first couple of days. >> that's true except the challenge that mr. trudeau may have seems to have been a place where he falls into trouble in getting caught up in the symbolism in the language of the symbolism and not in the substance. that's why it's interesting to see what today will be in terms of getting in more workmanlike behavior. i think the liberals so far as we have said have done an okay job of that but i think they are going to now start to put the
fee to the fire with the house coming back next week week for his question period next week. again i think the focus is going to be on something robin talked about about the economy and the reality of the economy. we have seen the books now and you know what your promises are now. you are purporting to take these measures to increase taxes and lower them in one part of economy. we will hear a lot of that next week. >> i think to greg's point i think is right circle and the process but we have to remember in terms of the liberals said change sound they defeated mvp because it was perceived that the liberals represent a significant change now. i think the challenge they the challenge they are going to have is demonstrating changes taking place. they have done very well and we touched on it a little bit. it will be interesting in terms of what are they focusing on. it's going to be things that a line without brand that it
should continue to entrench in the mind of canadians and getting to work on economy and reforming how government operates, transparency and are they standard or symbolic performs? >> is going to be interesting to see out the syrian refugee plays out in the house of commons and the future of the mission in iraq and syria. i think i will, but as well because it's an issue that some people's minds. the conservatives are going to go there. i go to go back to the symbolism. trudeau did take a bit of a blow this week is related to the whole story -- i don't think anybody begrudges the prime minister on childcare but this is symbolism versus substance. he is purporting to be the prime minister of the middle-class he's for taxation that hopes will curry favor with the
middle-class. he says he's not going to take the childcare benefit himself yet it will be paid for in the public purse. as a right or wrong for that amount but in this case it doesn't look right given the messages he has put out there. these are the things that they liberals will want to be more comfortable with. republicans get them so than troll sometimes because they miss the enthusiasm and support they have. >> how much trouble does it cause? >> i don't want to be partisan. >> what intra-is where to go to the commons where the processes taking place. let's listen in. [inaudible conversations]
[inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> the council will come to order. i have the honor to inform the house that communication has been received which is as follows. mr. speaker i pander to inform you that his excellency the right uncle david johnson governor general of canada and her excellency sharon johnson will arrive at 2:30 p.m. on
friday the fourth day of december, 2015. what it has been indicated that all are in readiness the excellence will proceed to the chamber the senate to formally open the first session of the 42nd parliament of canada. yours sincerely, steven wallace. i have banned him for mass data communication has been received the text of which is as follows. november 30, speaker had the honor to inform you the governor's excellency the right honorable governor general of canada and her excellency sharon johnson will arrive at the peace tower at 2:30 p.m. on friday, the fourth day of december of 2015 where is indicated that all in readiness for excellency will receive two formally open the first session of the 42nd parliament of canada.
>> peter van dusen watching live as we show you the principle images involved in a formal proceeding for the speech of the throne on parliament hill today. you you're looking at the heads of common stands ready to wake the arrival of the messenger of the black rod from the senate to summon him to the senate from the house to listen to the speech to be delivered by the governor general and on the senate side we have the people who have been invited here to the speech from the throne and they include chief justices and former prime ministers most like you sahner footage earlier as the official delegation made its way in to the senate or to the edge of the senate where it will surely arrive in the senate. the governor general and those in that delegation met with some
young people, some canadians and also syrian refugees who've just come to canada are part of those folks in the receiving line at the senate door as the official delegation arrives on parliament hill and were met by candidates, political leaders and the commissioner and others that you saw there, part of that delegation for today's speech. in the next couple of moments what will happen is that the delegation led by the governor general will made its way in here to the senate chamber and then we will have the speaker of the senate who will then effectively order the usher of the black rod to make his way to the senate, i'm sorry the house of commons to summon members of the house back to the senate for the reading of the speech. we will just lead you as we do
and who threw me, the better to enable them to discharge their duty to their queen and country. humbly claim all of their rights and privileges, especially that they may have freedom of speech in their debate and access to your excellency's person at all reasonable times and that their proceedings may receive the most favorable construction. >> mr. speaker, i am commanded by his excellency to declare to you that he freely confides in
the duty and attachment of the house of commons to her majesty's person and government. not doubting that their proceedings are going to be conducted with wisdom, and prudence. granting upon all locations will recognize and allow their constitutional privileges. and i am commanded also to assure you that the comments shall have a ready access to his excellency upon policies and location and that the proceedings as well as your words and actions will constantly receive the most favorable construction. >> mr. speaker, i am commanded to declare to you that he freely
confides in the duty and attachments of the house of commons. i am not doubting that the proceedings will be conducted with wisdom and prudence and will recognize and allow the constitutional privileges. i also assure you that they will have ready access to his excellency upon all is reasonable occasions and that their proceedings as well as your words and actions will constantly receive from him the most favorable constructions. [inaudible conversations]
>> honorable senators. members of the house of commons. >> ladies and gentlemen, her majesty the queen, i am pleased to be here to deliver the speech from the throne. a warm welcome to those of you who are returning to your duties as parliamentarians, including those that are returning after an absence. know that your experience is valued and we welcome you also to the 197 members who are newly elected. your enthusiasm and fresh ideas are going to serve your country well. >> i call on all parliamentarians to work together with a renewed spirit of innovation, openness and collaboration. as governor general, i have seen firsthand what a great country
canada is from coast to coast to coast. and i also know this. we can be even better. how? by being smart and caring. on a scale as never before. the times we live in demand nothing less. canada succeeds in large part because here diverse perspectives and different opinions are celebrated and not silenced. parliament should be no exception. in this, all members are going to be honored, respected, and heard wherever they said. here in these chambers, the voices of all canadians matter. >> let us not forget the canadians have been clear and unambiguous in their desire for real change. canadians want their government to do different things and to do
things differently. they want to be able to trust their government and they want leadership that is focused on the things that matter most to them. things like growing the economy, creating jobs, and helping those working hard to join us. through careful consideration and respectful conduct, the government can meet these challenges and all others brought before it. by working together, the government can make the real change happen. it will do so in the following
ways. >> first and foremost the government believes that all canadians should have a real and fair chance to succeed terry at dental to that success is a strong and growing middle class. the government will as an immediate priority deliver a tax cut for the middle class. this is the fair thing to do and the smart thing to do for canada's economy. the government has also committed to provide more direct help to those who need it by giving less to those who do not. the new child benefit will do just that. in recognizing that this will create and support economic growth, job creation and economic prosperity of, the government will make significant new investments in public transit, infrastructure and social infrastructure.
to give canadians a more secure retirement, the governmengovernmen t is going to work with the provinces and territories to enhance the canada pension plan. the employment insurance system is going to be strengthened and that includes all canadians who need it. it should create more opportunities for young canadians, especially those from low and middle income families, the government is going to work with the provinces and the territories to make postsecondary education more affordable. and also to support the health and the well-being of the canadians, the government will begin the work with the provinces and territories to develop a new health accord. the government is going to undertake these and other initiatives while pursuing a fiscal plan that is on civil, transparent and is suited to challenging economic times. >> second, the government is
committed to open and transparent government. the trust canadians have in public institutions including parliament has, at times, been compromised. by working with greater openness and transparency, parliament can restore it. to make sure that every vote counts, the government is going to undertake this and will take action to ensure that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted under the voting system to restore public trust and to bring an end to partisanship, the government is going to follow through on its commitment to reform the senate by creating a new and nonpartisan process to advise
the prime minister on senate appointments. and to give canadians a stronger voice, the government is going to promote more open debate and free votes. as well as reform and strengthen committees. also notable are the things that the government will not do. it will not use government adds that it will not interfere with the work of parliamentary offices and result in devices to
avoid scrutiny. >> third, the government will prove to canadians and the world to clean environment and a strong economy go hand in hand. we cannot have one without the other. growing the economy is not an incompatible goal and affect our future success depends upon and demands that we do both. last week the ministers met ahead of the international climate change talks come a first step in an important and ongoing process, working together the government is going to continue to provide leadership as canada works towards putting it price on carbon and reducing carbon pollution. the government is going to make strategic investments in clean technology and provide more support for companies to lead by example. as part of restoring public trust they will introduce new environmental assessment
processes. public info is going to be sought and considered and environmental impacts will be minimized. decisions will be informed by scientific as evidence and indigenous people will be engaged in reviewing and monitoring major development products. >> the government's agenda reflects that canada's strength is its diversity. canadians elected a government to bring us together and not to set up against one another. canada is strong because of our differences. not in spite of them. as a country, we are strengthened in many ways. by our shared experiences, the diversity that inspires both canada and the world, and by the
way that we treat each other. because it is both the right thing to do and a certain path to economic growth, the government will undertake to renew the nation to nation the relationship between canada and indigenous peoples, one based on recognition of rights, cooperation, and partnership. among other measures, the government is going to work cooperatively to implement recommendations of the recommendation of canada and will launch an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls and will work with first nations nations so that every of first nations child receives a a quality education. the government will make it easier for immigrants to build
successful lives in canada. to contribute to the economic success of all canadians. in response to a pressing international need and underscored by the canadians desire to help, the government is going to welcome 25,000 new canadians to arrive in canada by the end of february 2016. in gratitude for the services of canada's veterans, the government is going to do more support them and their families. the government is going to support this and encourage and promote the use of canada's
official languages and invest in canada is cultural and creative industries. >> the government is committed to providing greater security for canadians who are open, accepting, and generous people and we know that helping those in need strengthens our communities and make them safer and more prost displeases to live and the government is going to strengthen its relationship with allies, especially with our closest friend and partner, the united states. internationally, the government plans to focus its insistence on helping the world's poorest and most horrible. in order to contribute to greater peace throughout the world, the government is going to renew canada's commitment as peace keeping operations and will continue to work with allies in the fight against terrorism.
to keep canadians safe and ready to respond when needed, the government is going to launch an open and transparent process to existing defense capabilities and will invest in building a more à agile and better equipped military. to expand economic opportunities for all canadians, the government will negotiate agreements and pursue other opportunities with emerging markets. canada is fundamentally a safe and peaceful country and the government will work to keep all safe while protecting our cherished rights and freedoms. to that and the government is going to introduce legislation that is going to provide greater support for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
and the program -- >> the agenda outlined today is an ambitious one. it is a result of complications with canadians who told the government what they need to be successful. canadians are confident people. we know who we are and we know what kind of country we want to live in. >> we know that our success is not only about doing well for ourselves but also about leaving a more prosperous world for our children. as you consider the important work that lies ahead, the canadians have placed their
trust in you and it's now your sacred responsibility to build a better world. we are wanting to ensure a clean environment and strong economy and building a stronger canada and providing greater security as well as opportunity that the government will make real change happen. it is going to prove that better is not only possible, that it is the inevitable result when canadians were together. >> members of the house of commons, you will be asked to appropriate to carry out services and expenditures authorized by parliament. >> all of the members of the senate and the house of commons, may divine providence guide you in your deliberations and make you faithful custodians of the