Question Period Program

Question Period Program

This program, offered only when the Legislature is in session, gives students an opportunity to experience Parliament in action! Students will watch Question Period and participate in a discussion where they will review what they observed during the session to develop 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.

Group
Students
Max. 35 + 5 adults
Group type
Grades 4-12, post-secondary, ESL
Availability

Monday–Thursday 

10 a.m. EDT

*Consult the Parliamentary Calendar 

 

Duration
60 minutes

Advanced registration required.
Visitors (16 years of age +) must show a piece of government-issued photo identification to enter.
Questions? Contact 416-325-0061 or tourbookings@ola.org.
Note: Due to parliamentary events, program dates, times, and activities are subject to change without notice.

Highlights

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 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?