I cannot say I was greatly impressed by the Speech for the Throne. I am puzzled by an attempt to change the national anthem *( I would restore the Royal Anthem or the original version of the Maple Leaf Forever). I want the budget balanced more quickly and massive spending cuts. there were things I like including more innovation and less red tape.
I was happy that HM Government is backing a project that I myself have tried to advance for the last year:The memorial for victims of Communism.
This is a nobel and worthy cause. Please donate if you can.
We are a country of refuge. For those victimized by disaster in their homeland or facing persecution by their own governments, Canada is a beacon. When disaster struck in Haiti, our Government accelerated the adoption process for Haitian orphans. And it is allowing Haitians temporarily in Canada to extend their stays. To remove the years of uncertainty often faced by refugees in genuine need, while closing off avenues for those simply seeking a back door into the country, our Government will propose comprehensive reforms to the refugee system. It supports the establishment of a National Monument to the Victims of Communism and it will support legislation to establish a national Holocaust memorial.