Opening of the 42nd Parliament

For Immediate Release

OTTAWA—Today, his Excellency the Governor General of Canada presented the government’s Speech from the Throne at the opening of Canada’s 42nd Parliament. John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington made the following comment.

“The Liberal Government has outlined its goals for this Session of Parliament. While details on the government’s plans remain sparse, I nonetheless look forward to working with the government in a constructive manner.” MP Nater added: “The infrastructure needs of our rural communities and small towns are clear. I am pleased by the government’s commitment to infrastructure funding and I will work to ensure they deliver for Perth—Wellington.”

“I was elected on a platform of balanced budgets, supporting families and keeping taxes low. These are important issues for the people of Perth—Wellington and I will not hesitate to call on the Prime Minister and his cabinet to act on these priorities.”

As a first-time Member of Parliament, Nater was given the special honour of participating in the debate on the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne. MP Nater asked the Member for Burlington North if the government would support the Trans Pacific Partnership while stressing the importance of trade to support job creation in Perth—Wellington.

MP Nater has written to the Honourable Geoff Regan to congratulate him on his election as Speaker of the House of Commons.

“Speaker Regan has been given a tremendous responsibility by our colleagues in the House,” said MP Nater. “I trust he has the necessary experience to fulfill the duties of Speaker and will ensure all Members of Parliament are given a fair opportunity to voice the concerns of their constituents.”

Keith Mitchell
Legislative Assistant