Live blog: Throne speech 2013

Throne speech
A Canadian flag flies on under the Peace Tower. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

TORONTO – The Conservative government’s throne speech will be delivered by Gov. Gen. David Johnston at 5 p.m. ET Wednesday night from Parliament Hill, and Global News has full coverage with analysis in the live blog below.

The speech is expected to touch on several themes, including economic stability, law and order and Canadian historical celebrations.  There will also be a focus on consumers and rail safety, among other things.

It will also include a declaration making Malala Yousafzai an honorary Canadian citizen. The 16-year-old advocate for girls’ education was the target of a Taliban assassination attempt in October 2012.

Read our pre-speech commentary and analysis below, including insight from Bruce Hicks, a Bell Chair Fellow and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council post-doc currently at Carleton University.


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With files from The Canadian Press

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