It contained 7 themes or areas of focus
- Building a healthier today and tomorrow (COVID and vaccines)
- Grow a more resilient economy (fighting inflation and making housing and child care more affordable)
- Bolder climate action
- Safe communities
- Diversity and inclusion
- A more secure, just and equitable world
The Speech was fairly vague (even for a Throne Speech) so we will be looking to mandate letter and Ministerial announcements for more detail on many fronts.
Some items of interest:
- To support Canadian culture and creative industries, the Government will also reintroduce legislation to reform the Broadcasting Act and ensure web giants pay their fair share for the creation and promotion of Canadian content
- To build a healthy future, we must also strengthen our healthcare system and public health supports for all Canadians, especially seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, vulnerable members of our communities, and those who have faced discrimination by the very system that is meant to heal.
- There is work to be done. On accessibility. On care in rural communities. On delayed procedures. On mental health and addiction treatment. On long-term care. On improving data collection across health systems to inform future decisions and get the best possible results.
- Resilient Economy/Innovation
- Building a resilient economy means investing in people. But the work does not stop there.
- After all, growing the economy and protecting the environment go hand in hand.
- By focusing on innovation and good, green jobs, and by working with like-minded countries – we will build a more resilient, sustainable, and competitive economy.
- As a country, we want to be leaders in producing the world’s cleanest steel, aluminum, building products, cars, and planes. Not only do we have the raw materials and energy to do that, most importantly, we have skilled, hard-working Canadians to power these industries.