November 12, 2019 / 2:42 PM / a month ago

Canadian parliament to reconvene on Dec. 5 - PM's Office

OTTAWA, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Canada’s parliament will sit for the first time since last month’s election on Dec. 5, when the House of Commons will elect a new speaker and hear the Throne Speech, the prime minister’s office said on Tuesday.

The Throne Speech is delivered by the governor general - the Queen’s representative in Canada - on behalf of the prime minister and outlines the government’s priorities for the legislature. The speech is eventually followed by a confidence vote.

Reporting by Steve Scherer Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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