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4 weeks 1 day ago #46 by KCA Admin

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S 'SPEECH FROM THE THRONE' BY THE PRIME MINISTER TODAY

COVID-19 is the most serious public health crisis Canada has ever faced. The past 6 months have revealed fundamental gaps in our society. We must address these challenges today, and prepare to face them in the future.

Today’s Speech from the Throne makes it clear that our Government will not shy away from taking the bold action needed on healthcare, the economy, equality, and the environment to build a more resilient Canada for everyone.

This is the time to remember who we are as Canadians and an opportunity to build back better, together.

Key Take-Aways from the Speech from the Throne

Protecting Canadians from COVID-19
? Establishing a Federal Testing Assistance Response Team
? Investing in Vaccine Manufacturing and Distribution

Helping Canadians Through the Pandemic
? Creating One Million Jobs
?‍? Extending Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
? Scaling Up the Youth Employment Strategy
? Reforming EI to support Canadians who are looking for work
?‍♀️ Implementing an Action Plan to help Women re-enter the Economy
? Establishing a Canada-Wide Childcare Program

Building Back Better
? Setting National Standards for Long-Term Care
?‍? Creating a new Canadian Disability Benefit
? Investing in a more resilient healthcare system and accelerating Pharmacare
? Providing municipalities the ability to ban handguns
✈️ Supporting regional routes for airlines
? Furthering investments into the National Housing Strategy and the First-time Home Buyer Incentive
? Helping deliver more transit and active transit options
? Planting 2 billion trees

The Canada We’re Fighting For
☀️ Exceeding the Paris 2030 Climate Target
? Eliminating Chronic Homelessness
? Leveraging immigration for short-term economic recovery and long-term growth
?‍⚖️ Addressing systemic inequities in all phases of the criminal justice system
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