Governor General delivers Throne Speech to re-open Parliament
The federal government says it will introduce legislation requiring balanced budgets during normal economic times, and ``concrete timelines'' for restoring balance after an economic crisis.
The measure is included in the speech from the throne delivered today by Gov. Gen. David Johnston.
In the speech, the government says it intends to introduce a new cyberbullying law, ensure the most dangerous criminals remain behind bars for life, reduce wireless roaming costs and require television channels to be ``unbundled.''
It also says Canada ``will soon complete'' negotiations for a long-awaited comprehensive free-trade deal with the European Union, billed as having the potential to create some 80,000 new Canadian jobs.