Their three-day retreat over, the prime minister and his cabinet ministers pledge to keep Canadians safe while working toward a cleaner, more resilient economy.
Justin Trudeau says COVID-19 has revealed gaps in our social safety net and that the Liberals will work to help those falling through the cracks.
”We definitely need to work together to ensure that we are there for one another, because not only does it help us get through this pandemic in better situations, but it’s who Canadians are, in being there for each other,” the prime minister adds.
”And as we reflect on how to restart the economy, how to create good jobs for now and into the future, obviously the green sector and newer jobs and innovation and clean tech are going to be an essential part of building back better and building a stronger future.”
Next week’s throne speech will lead to a confidence vote, that could trigger an election.
The minority Liberals need the support of one of the opposition parities to survive.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has said his party’s more interested in seeing what’s in the next budget than the throne speech.
”I do not want an election,” Trudeau says.
”I don’t think Canadians want an election. I think Canadians want politicians to work together to serve them, to build a better future for them and keep them safe during this COVID crisis.”