Tuesday, October 15, 2013

2013 Speech from the Throne

Highlights of the 2013 Throne Speech, officially titled Seizing Canada's Moment: Prosperity and Opportunity in an Uncertain World:

ü  Balanced budget legislation – the requirement that the federal government balance its books
ü  Law to enshrine one-for-one red tape reduction for small businesses
ü  Renewed investments in health care research to tackle dementia and related illnesses
ü  Ending the automatic early release of dangerous sexual offenders
ü  Unbundling our television channels and capping wireless roaming charges
ü  Expanding no-cost basic banking services
ü  Life sentences are life sentencing – not 25 years
ü  The military will be more tooth and less tail
ü  The average Canadian family is paying $3200 less in taxes each year
ü  Introducing a victims’ Bill of Rights
ü  New ships for Canada’s Navy
ü  Continued tax reductions for small businesses

ü  Continued tax reductions for Canadians and their families

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