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Canada Parliament to reconvene on Dec. 5 to choose speaker, hear throne speech

16:55  12 november  2019
16:55  12 november  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Parliament set to reconvene with Speaker election on Dec. 5

  Parliament set to reconvene with Speaker election on Dec. 5 OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will lay out priorities for his new minority government on Dec. 5. The Prime Minister's Office says that is the day the House of Commons will convene for the first time since the October election. On the same day, members of Parliament will elect a Speaker from their ranks and then hear the government's throne speech. Trudeau's office made the announcement today before Trudeau met Opposition leader Andrew Scheer.Speaking in French during a photo op at the start of the meeting, Trudeau said voters expect MPs to get to work quickly and he wants to meet those expectations.

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Justin Trudeau wearing a suit and tie: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen in his office as he meets with Richard E. Neal, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the United States House of Representatives on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday November 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen in his office as he meets with Richard E. Neal, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the United States House of Representatives on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday November 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The House of Commons will reconvene on Dec. 5 -- the first time since the 43rd general election.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office, the first order of business will be to elect the Speaker of the House.

A throne speech from the Governor-General will follow.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was re-elected as Canada's prime minister on Oct. 21. He is expected to unveil his new cabinet on Nov. 20.

The December meeting will immediately follow the NATO meeting in London, Trudeau said.

This is a breaking news story. More information to come. 

Singh confident Trudeau will have to work with NDP, despite signals from Bloc .
The Liberal party came short of a majority in October, which means that Trudeau will need to work with other parties to survive."I put out three specific priorities that are for the throne speech," said Singh during an interview on The West Block with Mercedes Stephenson.

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