Canadians appear to be anxiously anticipating the start of the new Parliament session as today’s cdnpoli issues are mostly focused on the new Parliament session and tomorrow’s Throne Speech:

Throne Speech

CBC News and the National Post both wrote articles about what the public could expect to hear in the Speech, which will be delivered by Governor General David Johnston.

The CPC tried to get the public excited about the Speech by creating a promotional video in English and French on Stephen Harper’s official website and asking individuals for support:


UN Special Rapporteur wraps up fact-finding mission

James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, concluded his nine-day fact-finding mission in Canada today with a press conference summarizing his findings.

Canadians on Twitter followed the press conference closely, tweeting Anaya’s statements on the state of Indigenous Peoples in Canada:



“Consumer-friendly measures”

Yesterday, Industry Minister James Moore appeared on CTV’s Question Period and mentioned that tomorrow’s Throne Speech will highlight the government’s efforts to focus on “consumer-friendly measures”.  Among those “consumer-friendly measures” is a proposed “pick and pay” cable system where Canadians would have a choice of which channels they want to pay for, instead of being forced to pay for bundles.

Canadians appeared to be very excited about this possibility, with a number of individuals tweeting their support for the initiative.

Analysis performed using Marketwired/Sysomos Heartbeat.

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