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Election Platform: Throne Speech and Commons Speaker

election platform: A new Parliament begins soon Sign up for our Capital Dispatch newsletter The election of a new speaker the impartial overseer of parliamentary procedure and head of House administration is done by secret ballot, according to CTV. Those interested in the role are likely already reaching out to their colleagues to garner support. The Liberal minority-led 43rd Parliament will begin with MPs electing a new House of Commons Speaker, and then Governor General Julie Payette will preside over Trudeau's throne speech in the Senate. In the throne speech, Trudeau will unveil what his government's priorities will be and it's likely to include major aspects of their 2019 federal election platform such as climate change, affordability, gun control and pharmacare. Because of the renovations underway inside Centre Block, the House of Commons and Senate are now located in different buildings, which will add an extra layer of logistical considerations to the ceremony, which traditionally has the MPs walk down the hall from one chamber to the other, but now that procession will have to travel down Wellington Street from West Block to the Senate of Canada Building. These are also issues spoken to by other parties during the 40-day campaign. ( As reported in the news.