October 4, 2021
On September 12, the first session of the 42nd Parliament was prorogued. The second session of the same Parliament starts on October 4, and opens with a traditional speech from the throne. The speech from the throne sets out the government’s goals at the beginning of each new parliamentary session.
The speech is given by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and read in the Chamber. In Ontario, the Lieutenant Governor acts as the monarch’s representative and addresses the MPPs from the Speaker’s dais.
On October 4, you can watch the Lieutenant Governor read the speech from the throne live on:
View the parliamentary calendars for information about sitting days.
Read about the role of the Lieutenant Governor.
Explore our Hansard transcripts for information about past parliamentary meetings.