As Canada’s Parliament returns, Trudeau aims for reset on coronavirus, charity scandal
Then the Liberal leader abruptly suspended Parliament last month, a move that allows him to reset his government’s agenda — while also halting the committee probes, at least temporarily. Now, amid fears of a second wave of the coronavirus, he’ll unveil his priorities Wednesday in a “speech from the throne” — and put it to a confidence vote that could topple his government.
The throne speech usually provides a high-level overview of the government’s agenda. Details of what might be in Trudeau’s address have been scant. Canada has boosted government spending during the pandemic to enable Canadian workers to stay home. Leaders on all sides predict more aggressive deficit spending for the foreseeable future.
“The stakes are pretty significant, primarily because we’re in the middle of a pandemic that’s created an economic crisis that Canadians are quite worried about,” said David Coletto, chief executive of the polling firm Abacus Data. “They’re going to be looking for the federal government for leadership.”
The speech is written by the government but …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]