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May 16, 2011 15:08 ET

Baird Announces Re-Opening of Parliament

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - John Baird, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, today announced that Parliament will return on June 2, 2011.

The House of Commons will elect its Speaker the same day, as its first order of business.

The Speech from the Throne to begin the 1st session of the 41st Parliament will be read by the Governor General in the Senate on June 3, 2011.

"The economy remains our Government's top priority and we will move quickly to implement the Next Phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan," Minister Baird said.

"Canada is emerging from the global recession as one of the top-performing advanced economies in the world, but the recovery remains fragile and too many Canadians continue to worry about their jobs and economic future," Baird added.

"Canadians have entrusted our Government with a mandate to fully implement our low-tax plan for jobs and growth – one that strengthens the financial security of Canadian workers, seniors and families, completes our economic recovery and lays the foundation for long-term economic prosperity."

Contact Information

  • Chris Day
    Director of Communications & Issues
    Office of the Honourable John Baird
    (613) 995-7226