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Fall 2014 Speech From The Throne

The third session of the fortieth parliament of the Province of British Columbia was opened on October 6, 2014 with the Speech from the Throne. Delivered by Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon, it lays out the government’s priorities for the fall session. This Throne Speech focused on leadership, as we move forward on a comprehensive tax framework for B.C.’s growing LNG industry.

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