The Legislative Assembly makes laws that affect Ontarians

MPPs present, debate, and vote on proposed laws (bills) in the House. In committees, they study bills, issues, or topics, and report back to the House. Together, the House and committees make up the work of the Legislature. Legislative business is where you can follow what’s happening.

 

 

The 42nd Parliament, 1st Session began on July 11.

Recent business

Business from the 42nd Parliament will be added as it becomes available

Current agenda

Read House documents

Watch House proceedings

Bills are ideas to make new laws or change existing laws.

Before a bill becomes a law, it must go through the legislative process.

How a bill becomes law (pdf)
When do acts and regulations come into force? (pdf)

Private bills apply to specific people or groups.

Applying for private bills

In the House

The rules that govern House and committee proceedings
Standing Orders

See where MPPs sit in the Legislative Chamber
Chamber seating plan (pdf)

The status of motions, petitions, responses to questions, and other business before the Legislature
Status of business

Information about when the House will meet this year
Parliamentary calendar

 

What is Hansard?

Hansard is the official record of debates. Hansard editors produce transcripts that are near-verbatim reports of everything that is said in the Legislature. 

Explore Hansard by topic

 

In committee

Information about committees for the 42nd Parliament will be added as it is becomes available.

Committee documents
Committee Hansard index: 41st Parliament, 3rd Session