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Ottawa/Canadian-Media: Canada's Liberal government starts its third term in office today with a speech from the throne by Governor General Mary May Simon and a plan to pass a legislation before the Christmas break.
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New financial support for sectors still adversely impacted by the pandemic would be announced by May Simon's speech, said Liberal Government House Leader Mark Holland while speaking to reporters On Nov 22.
"It will focus very heavily on the circumstances of the pandemic and putting the pandemic behind us and continuing growth," he said, CBC News reports said.
During the last election campaign the Liberal Government had promised the extension of the Canada recovery hiring program which subsidizes businesses that hire new workers until March 2022 as well as to improve hard-hit arts and culture sectors.
In today's speech also the government would be offered a chance to telegraph some of its early legislative priorities.
It is expected that the Liberal government would soon table legislation requiring all federally regulated workers to access at least 10 days of paid sick leave. During the election, the Liberal had targeted the solution of the plight of workers going to work sick or not having enough money for their food requirements.
The Liberal government will also introduce a bill to curb anti-vaccination protests at hospitals and other health-care facilities and criminalize these demonstrations.
The government is also considering re-introduction of its bill to ban conversion therapy, and criminalize the practice of trying to forcibly convert LGBTQ people to heterosexuality.