Premier John Horgan’s government will deliver its speech from the throne Tuesday
VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan’s government will deliver its speech from the throne Tuesday, though the heavy snowfall in Victoria will mean less ceremonial flourish than usual.
Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin will read the Horgan government’s speech at 2 p.m. But the traditional military honour guard that is present when she arrives at the legislature has been cancelled due to the weather.
The premier rejected delaying the annual throne speech, despite snow causing the cancellation and delays of flights and ferries to Victoria.
The Liberal, Green and NDP caucuses said most of their MLAs are expected to be at the legislature for the speech. However, early Tuesday morning several MLAs from the NDP and Liberals were still attempting to travel to the capital by ferry in time for the speech.