From the Throne
March 3, 2010
March 3, 2010
Governor General Michaelle Jean reads the Speech from the Throne in the Senate Chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Photo by Fred Chartrand/CPAfter months of proroguing, parliament is back in session with a speech from the Throne. Salaries of federal politicians will be frozen, overall government spending will be restrained, and there may even be a change to the national anthem. The nation's top priorities? Jobs and growth. Tonight, as the government sets the agenda we take a look at some of the tension in the nation.
Yasmin Shivji is going back to the UK because the requalification process for working as a pharmacist is too lengthy and expensive. What does today's throne speech mean to her and her experience so far in the country?
In the new immigrant study guide for Canadian citizenship, gay rights have been deleted from earlier drafts. One of the first gay men to marry in Canada shares his thoughts on the omission.
Quebec's Human Rights Commission is looking into a complaint from a permanent resident who was expelled from a language class for new immigrants for refusing to remove her niqab. A civil rights lawyer from Montreal gives us an overview. How is Quebec accommodating new comers?
All this, headlines and more, tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET live.