Canada's new Liberal government sets legislative agenda

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau awaits the Speech from the Throne at the start of Canada's 42nd Parliament in Ottawa on December 4, 2015Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlined Friday his priorities for the upcoming parliamentary session, including lifting indigenous communities out of poverty, cutting carbon emissions and legalizing marijuana. The government’s legislative agenda was presented in a throne speech delivered in the Senate by Governor General David Johnston. The Liberals laid out a more streamlined agenda than most of Trudeau’s predecessors for their first year in office, but the proposals are likely to have a deeper and farther reaching impact.

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