Opening of the 43rd Parliament – December 5, 2019
Today was the opening of the 43rd Parliament at the House of Commons. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered his Speech from the Throne and a new Speaker of the House was elected: Anthony Rota. For the occasion, L’Essentiel is broadcasting a special 60-minute program.
Esther Bégin recaps the day with CPAC journalist Marc-André Cossette and political scientists Geneviève Tellier (University of Ottawa) and Daniel Béland (McGill University).
MPs Marie-France Lalonde (Liberal), Gérard Deltell (Conservative Party), Martin Champoux (Bloc Québécois) and Daniel Blaikie (NDP) react to the Liberal government’s Speech from the Throne.
Also on the show: journalists Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse), Mélanie Marquis (La Presse) and Manon Cornelier (Le Devoir), as well as political observers Sheila Copps, Daniel Bernier, Farouk Karim and Richard Nadeau.