The throne speech was short in substance, and the opposition was not afraid to say so.

Politics Insider for Nov 24, 2021: Cautious Speech from Governor General; a fed up opposition; and a breakfast fight

Well that was anticlimactic. Tuesday’s Speech from the Throne turned out rather weak, short in length and also short in substance, despite all the big issues that the liberal government pointed out in its parliamentary stage. The warning that “The earth is in danger“He turned it into a Globe and mail Headline, sure, but that statement didn’t come with any major tweaks to the liberal climate plan. It was not a very ambitious exit for a team that not long ago claimed that the September elections in the era of the pandemic were the “the most important“In our lives.

Long pomp: Our Shannon Proudfoot witnessed the ceremony in person. His skillful analysis traces the Trudeau-era throne speeches, points to the liberals’ defensive stance on inflation, and sums it up as a “polished and polished version of reality”:

With lots of pomp, symbolism, and a positive twist, short on the details or outright acknowledgment of any displeasure, the Throne Speech may not sound so much like a stereotypical family Christmas letter: Dear family and friends, this is what we celebrate. this year and what hope for next year. In those things, the job loss is reframed as a “career change,” the deadly disease settles with hope and optimism, and the stress and clutter of family life are retouched into neat and engaging vignettes suitable for the front door. someone else’s refrigerator.

If you’re looking for Coles’ notes, here’s a helpful list of five takeaways of his, including which one. key campaign promises were repeated in the speech, and why the governor general Mary Simon It makes the same old promises about reconciliation sound a little different. That’s an expanded topic in our image from the week’s post, which also allows you to take a look (we can’t resist) at the governor general. very cool hair.

Oh: It is not surprising to see the prime minister Justin trudeauThe rivals analyzed the speech, but the color commentary sounded especially exasperated this time. The NDP Jagmeet Singh He accused the government of “running out of ideas” and “without energy”, although we would be surprised if he found some poisonous pill in him to vote against. The block Yves-Francois Blanchet He said it was full of “buzzwords” but had nothing else to say and that it could have been written by a college student. “The topics of this government are becoming barriers to real action,” said the conservative leader. Erin O’Toole said.

Threading needles: Conservative whip Blake richards presented a point of privilege Tuesday afternoon on the House of Commons vaccination mandate that requires MPs to have double vacuum to enter the building (or have a medical exemption plus a recent negative test result). It is the fruit of a conservative promise to challenge the way politics was transmitted, not with the vote of the full House of Commons, but with a decision by a small group of deputies who are part of the Board of Internal Economy. , whose meetings are not made public. Despite suspicions Across the hall, Richards insists they are not seeking to question the role of vaccines in fighting the pandemic.

“This question of privilege is in no way related to the vaccine dispute, or its vital role in conquering the COVID-19 pandemic,” Richards said, as reported by CTV News. “What I am questioning here is the jurisdiction of the board to be able to make that decision.”

Going down the pipes: TC Energy requests the US government. compensation, by way of arbitration, after the Biden administration canceled the Keystone XL expansion project. … And Alberta lawmakers spent time Tuesday debating a movement condemn David suzuki For him pipeline comments We contacted you in yesterday’s newsletter.

Coming down the pipes? The dumbest Canadian policy on Tuesday quarrel came thanks to a tweet from O’Toole pointing out the rising cost of groceries with a picture of “one of the most important meals of the day. “(Must be in the top three, at least.) Trudeau’s former top secretary Gerry Butts order if the full breakfast came with a defibrillator on the side. And good. Sigh.

—Marie-Danielle Smith

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