Question Period Program

Recommended for Grades 9-12

Program length: 60 minutes 

This program, offered only when the Legislature is in session, gives students an opportunity to experience Parliament in action! Students will observe a parliamentary session during Question Period and participate in an interactive discussion where they will review what they observed in the session, and get an understanding of the parliamentary process and how government works in Ontario. Please note, electronic devices are not permitted in the Chamber during a session.

What is Question Period or Oral Questions?

Question Period is a specific time allotted every morning in the daily schedule of the meetings of the Legislature. It is an opportunity for MPPs to ask the Premier and Cabinet Ministers questions about government policy and current issues.

To prepare:

  • Watch Question Period online at or on television if available (check local cable listings).
  • Discuss current issues facing the Ontario government – collect newspaper clippings or read online news reports. Can you predict which topics might come up during Question Period?


Monday to Thursday (only when the House is sitting): 10:00 am or 11:00 am. *Check the Parliamentary Calendar to see when the House is in session. 

Advance registration is required. To request a school program, please complete a Request Form, and someone will contact you within 1-2 business days. For more information, call 416-325-0061 or email
*Due to parliamentary events, program dates, times and activities are subject to change.