Legislative Process 101

Legislative Process 101

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This is a specialized program for post-secondary students interested in learning about the lawmaking process in Ontario. The program touches upon a variety of topics including; the differences between parliament and government, Responsible Government and the Branches of Government, key parliamentary players, a typical day in the House, the legislative process, and types of bills.

 

Group
Students
Max. 70
Group type
Post-secondary
Availability

Monday - Friday

1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm.   

Duration
120 min

Advanced registration required.
Visitors (16 years of age +) must show a piece of government-issued photo identification upon entry.
Questions? Contact 416-325-0061 or tourbookings@ola.org.

Note: Due to parliamentary events, program times and activities are subject to change without notice.

Highlights

This 2-hour program, tailored to the interest's of the group includes the following:

  • An interactive discussion in the Chamber.
  • A tour of the Legislative Building focusing on the function of Parliament and the roles of key parliamentary figures.
  • A workshop on legislative process.
  • A visit to the public gallery to observe the proceedings in the Legislature. *Note: length of the program will be modified if the Legislature is not in session.   

Discussion points we will ask students to consider:

  • What are the differences between parliament and government? 
  • What are the key differences between public and private bills?
  • What are the different types of committees and how can the public get involved?
  • What is the significance of the deep-rooted traditions in Ontario’s Parliament?

Interactive workshop:

Participants will review the legislative process in detail and discuss current or past provincial bills.  This activity aims to engage students in the legislative process and offers an in-depth explanation of the law-making process in Ontario; and the importance of civic engagement and active citizenship.