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The Speech from the Throne

If you visit the Chamber in the early days of a new session, you may see the members debating the government's overall plans. At the beginning of each new session, these plans are announced in the Speech from the Throne. Following the speech, a government member moves a motion to approve them. Here is what the motion looks like in Hansard:

We, Her Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Legislative Assembly, now assembled, beg leave to thank Your Honour for the gracious speech Your Honour has been pleased to address to us at the opening of the present session.

All members have a chance to speak to this motion and state whether they agree or disagree with the government's plans.







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Following these introductions, the Honourable the former Lieutenant Governor Gordon Towers reads the Speech from the Throne.
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Reproduced from the Teacher's Guide to the Alberta Legislature, 1993 with the kind permission of the Legislative Assembly Office.
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