Legislative Process 101
This is a specialized program for post-secondary students and other groups interested in learning about the lawmaking process in Ontario. 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.
- Differences between parliament and government
- Responsible Government and the Branches of Government
- Role of key parliamentary players
- Typical day in the House
- The legislative process and types of bills
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?
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.
Monday to Friday: 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm.
To request a program, please fill out a request a program form. For more information, call 416-325-0061, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Due to parliamentary activities, program dates, times and activities are subject to change without notice.