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The Speech from the Throne marks the return of Parliament
November 17, 2021
HOW & WHY

At the opening of a session of Parliament, all eyes turn to the Red Chamber where an ancient tradition takes place. 

Read in the Senate Chamber, the Speech from the Throne is an integral part of the opening of a new session of Parliament. It takes place after an election or when Parliament resumes following a prorogation

The governor general, who represents the Monarch in Canada, presides over this solemn and formal ceremony.

This page contains everything you need to know about the Speech from the Throne ceremony. 

Speech from the throne explainer