The House of Commons pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II | Death of Queen Elizabeth II
Members of the House of Commons paid an official tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday morning.
The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially paid tribute on Thursday morning in the Commons to “our queen”, “the only sovereign that the majority of us have known”.
Several words have been used to describe it: duty, service, devotion, stability, he said. All of us here know that service requires sacrifice. The Queen did so with grace.
Recalling that he had had the chance to meet the Queen for the first time when he was not ;was just a little boy, alongside his father in 1977, Mr. Trudeau still spoke of the sovereign as one of his favorite people in the world.
He also recalled that during her 70 years of reign, the Queen had been major events in the history of Canada, such as the 100th anniversary of Confederation, in 1967, or the patriation of the Constitution , in 1982.
Her Majesty felt at home in Canada, she visited Canada more often than in any other country, said the Prime Minister. In 1964, she said she was glad to know that there was a place in our Commonwealth where she was expected to speak French officially.
Members of Parliament pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II in the House of Commons on Thursday. Here is the speech of the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.
Mr. Trudeau also praised the involvement of the new King Charles III, particularly in matters of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and the environment, and he officially offered the condolences of all Canadians to the royal family. /p>
I hope next Monday, Canadians from coast to coast can take a few moments to reflect on the incomparable legacy of Her Majesty, and what she best represented.
The Speaker of the House had reminded MPs of their summer recess to honor the memory of Queen Elizabeth II and commemorate her 70-year reign, following her death in Scotland last Thursday.
After Prime Minister Trudeau, new Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addressed MPs for the first time in his new role as Leader of the Official Opposition.
Prime Minister Trudeau began his speech Thursday morning by congratulating Mr. Poilievre on his victory on Saturday.
The New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh and Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet were also scheduled to speak on Thursday. The other deputies will then have their turn, and depending on the number of elected members who wish to rise, the procedures could continue on Friday morning.
The opening of the session Autumn Parliament, which was to take place next Monday, September 19, the same day as the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London, has therefore been postponed by one day, to Tuesday September 20.