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Throne speech promises results on Liberal government platform commitments

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The ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reconciliation, and climate change.

Those are some of the areas covered in the speech from the throne marking the opening of the 44th Parliament.

Governor-General Mary Simon delivered her comments in the Senate chamber on Tuesday promising that COVID-19 aid supports, including benefit programs for workers and businesses, will continue.

Housing affordability initiatives and $10 a day child care deals with the provinces are also being promised.

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As far as the environment goes, Simon says the government will move to cap and cut oil and gas sector emissions and mandate the sale of zero-emission vehicles.

Criminal sanctions for threatening health care workers were also announced as part of the speech.

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