The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
News & Events
  • Print Preview
  • Print: 
  •  Send to Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  •  Send to Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Send to E-mail (Opens in a new window)
  • Share: 


Speech from the Throne

December 2, 2015 

Governor General to Deliver Speech from the Throne 

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will open the first session of the 42nd Parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne. The event will take place on Friday, December 4, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. in the Senate Chamber, on Parliament Hill. 

The Speech from the Throne will be broadcast live on television and online at One of the governor general’s most important constitutional duties is to ensure that Canada always has a prime minister and a government in place that has the confidence of Parliament. As The Queen’s representative in Canada, the governor general summons, prorogues and dissolves Parliament, delivers the Speech from the Throne, and gives Royal Assent to acts of Parliament. For more information, visit


Media information:

Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office


Follow GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall on Facebook and Twitter.