Chilliwack-Hope MP-elect Mark Strahl talks to a supporter on election night, Oct. 21, 2019. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

Chilliwack-Hope MP-elect Mark Strahl talks to a supporter on election night, Oct. 21, 2019. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

MP Mark Strahl said the Throne Speech had platitudes rather than plans

The MP for Chilliwack-Hope said Canadians were expecting a speech with more substance

Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope, had an immediate response to the Speech from the Throne, delivered by Governor General Julie Payette on Thursday to open the 43rd session of Parliament.

MP Strahl balked at what he called the “platitudes” offered in place of “actual plans.”

“After six weeks of Justin Trudeau’s post-election vacation and so-called consultations, Canadians expected to see a government that had listened to the message that they received from Canadians in the recent election,” Strahl said. “Instead, Canadians got more of the same from a Prime Minister who prefers platitudes over actual plans.”

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The PM met with other leaders, premiers and mayors, but there were several “important priorities” that did not make it into the Speech from the Throne.

What was missing from the speech?

Strahl listed:

• A national energy corridor;

• A plan to balance the budget;

• A plan to restore ethics and accountability to government;

• Supports for forestry workers;

• Supports for energy workers;

• Building/expanding transit GTA;

• A single tax return for Quebecers; and

• National unity.

“Our message all Canadians is there is still a party in Canada that believes in putting your needs ahead of their own. There is still a party that hasn’t given up on the idea that Canada is stronger when we work together. Our Conservative team will continue to fight for the unity of this country and for all Canadians,” MP Strahl added.

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