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REPLAY: The Governor General pays the Senate chamber a visit

The Speech from the Throne launches the second session of the 41st Parliament

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Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Summer is long over. Parliament has been prorogued for a month. Now, weeks into the ritual speculation that always precedes an important moment in Ottawa, here’s the next important moment in Ottawa. Today, Governor General David Johnston opens the second session of the 41st Parliament with a Speech from the Throne.

Our liveblog commenced at 4:30 p.m. ET, when the ceremony officially got underway. John Geddes offered his brand of analysis, and Nick Taylor-Vaisey made sure you knew everything that needed knowing as Parliament officially returns.

Don’t forget to come back to Maclean’s whenever the House of Commons indulges in its daily Question Period. When the House is in session, we set up the day’s news, tell you who will be in the hotseat, broadcast QP live from the floor, and provide all the analysis you can handle.