Justin Trudeau promises ‘ambitious and responsible’ Throne Speech as some raise concerns over mounting federal debt

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this month’s Throne Speech will lay out an agenda that is both ambitious and responsible, as he faces competing calls to either wind down emergency spending or push ahead with a major expansion of Canada’s social and environmental programs.


Robert Hornung, president and chief executive of the Canadian Renewable Energy Association, is also urging the federal government to move aggressively on climate change this fall and said all sectors of the economy can benefit from emission-reduction incentives.

“If we’re going to successfully transition to a low-carbon economy, that’s something where we need to be able to see opportunities for all parts of the economy to participate in that transition,” he said. The association, which advocates for solar and wind power, has provided MPs with several policy recommendations, including incentives for retrofits and increased use of solar power for homes and businesses.

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