This week on The House, guest-host Alison Crawford brings you a complete analysis of the Speech from the Throne. The government's law-and-order agenda was featured prominently. And who better to talk to about that than Canada's Justice Minister, Rob Nicholson
Listen to the entire program here:
The details won't be in Monday's budget, but in order to balance the books, the federal government has said it will identify $11-billion in savings over the next three years. CBC News has learned that in the process of identifying those "efficiencies", the Conservatives have been looking at lessons learned following the Liberal cuts of the mid-90s.
Listen to the CBC's David McKie's special report right here:
Quebec's Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Pierre Moreau shares his thoughts about the Speech from the Throne. Is a provincial-federal showdown looming over democratic reform? Find out how far Quebec is prepared to go on Senate reform and seat redistribution.
Not much can surprise veteran Hill watchers Bruce Cheadle from the Canadian Press and Joel-Denis Bellavance from La Presse... except maybe for a Senate page stealing the show from the Governor General!
Find out what issues they think the government will tackle in the months to come based on the Speech from the Throne.