Throne speech tackles home energy efficiency

OTTAWA ― Canada’s new minority government will “help to make energy efficient homes more affordable, and introduce measures to build clean, efficient and affordable communities,” Governor General Julie Payette said in yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. New and returning MPs along with their Senate counterparts attending the opening of the 43rd Parliament heard that the government plans to “make it easier for more people to buy their first home.” Green home renovation was a campaign trail issue in the past election, with both Liberals and Conservatives pitching tax measures to encourage energy efficiency.