‘This is the time to rebuild’: Seven highlights from Canada’s Throne Speech for the social impact sector

Governor-General Mary Simon delivered the Throne Speech in the Senate on Nov. 23, ushering in a new session of Parliament.

Why It Matters

Canada is heading into a period of regrowth and recovery from COVID-19, and the Throne Speech suggests that the social impact sector will have plenty of opportunities to work with and alongside the federal government.

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