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Pomp and ceremony: watching the Throne Speech

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Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland board the shuttle bus bound for the Senate of Canada Building to watch the Throne Speech. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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Seniors Minister Deb Schulte makes her way to the Senate of Canada Building. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, arrive at the Senate of Canada Building for the Speech from the Throne. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

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RCMP officers march into the Senate of Canada Building. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

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Governor General Julie Payette arrives in the Senate of Canada Building to deliver her first Throne Speech since her appointment in 2017. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, chat with Governor General Julie Payette. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

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Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna arrives in the Senate of Canada Building to watch the Throne Speech. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

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Throne-Speech watchers, including the justices of the Supreme Court in their distinctive red-and-white robes, await the arrival of the governor general. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

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Governor General Julie Payette takes her speech in preparation for the delivery of the Speech from the Throne. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

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With Centre Block undergoing a decade's worth of renovations, not all MPs were able to watch the Speech from the Throne in person. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

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