April 5, 2006

IN FROM THE COLD:


Brief Throne Speech hails U.S. as 'best friend'
(GLORIA GALLOWAY, 4/05/06, Globe and Mail

The federal Conservatives acknowledged the priorities of other political parties but signalled a strong directional shift from the previous Liberal government in a Throne Speech yesterday that referred to the United States as "our best friend and largest trading partner."

The address that Governor-General Michaƫlle Jean delivered in the Senate contained few surprises. The government of Stephen Harper focused on its established priorities of accountability, safe streets, reduced waiting times for medical treatment and a tax cut.

"In support of building a stronger Canada, the government's agenda will be clear and focused," the speech said. "It will clean up government, provide real support to ordinary working families and strengthen our federation as well as our role in the world."

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 5, 2006 9:15 AM
Comments

Throne????
How......

quaint.

Posted by: Sandy P at April 5, 2006 9:51 AM
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