ON Parliament
A Deep Dive into Committees

A Deep Dive into Committees

August 4, 2022

ON Parliament has a very special episode this month! We had the opportunity to interview Valerie Quioc Lim and Chris Tyrell, two of the Clerks at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. We discussed what a Committee is, its purpose and function, and the role that the public can have in this important stage within the Legislative Process. One of our guests even had their own fun fact moment too. This is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss!

Her Majesty at Queen’s Park

Her Majesty at Queen’s Park

June 29, 2022

In honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, this month we delve into some of Her Majesty's previous visits to the Legislative Assembly over the years. We also take a look back at the historical impact of other Royals at Ontario's Parliament. And as always, there are sure to be lots of fun facts in this month's episode too!

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

May 25, 2022

This month we delve into some of the hidden treasures within the Legislative Building in honour of its 129th anniversary. Learn more about the Chamber ceiling restoration projects, the fascinating history of the fifth floor, and discover the real story behind the glass panel in the floor outside of the Chamber. As always, our hosts were able to fit in lots of fun facts along the way. This is one episode not to be missed!

All about Elections in Ontario

All about Elections in Ontario

March 30, 2022

This month, we delve into the election process in Ontario. What is a notice of enumeration? How many writs of election are there? How does the campaign period work? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore the history and process of the election system in Ontario. And of course there are always lots of fun facts along the way.

A Celebration in Honour of Black History Month

A Celebration in Honour of Black History Month

February 24, 2022

This month, ON Parliament presents a special episode in honour of Black History Month. We explore some of the important trailblazers who have walked the halls of Queen's Park. Discover the stories of Leonard Braithwaite, Zanana Akande, Alvin Curling, and Lincoln Alexander - four inspirational figures who helped pave the way for countless others. And of course, there may be some fun facts along the way too. This is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss!

Parliamentary Traditions

Parliamentary Traditions

February 2, 2022

We're back with more history and of course, lots of fun facts! In this episode, we meet a new host, delve into some of the fascinating traditions in Ontario's Parliament, and play a few games along the way. Learn all about the Speakers' portraits, the history of the Chamber, and our hosts' favourite traditions too. There's always more to learn about Parliament and never a dull moment on our podcast!

Bonus Episode: Everything You Need to Know about the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Legislative Assembly

Bonus Episode: Everything You Need to Know about the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Legislative Assembly

November 24, 2021

Bonus Episode! We wanted to take a closer look at the long history of the role of the Sergeant-at-Arms so we did a little more digging about such an important parliamentary position. Learn all about the history, traditions and importance of the Sergeant-at-Arms. And of course there are lots of fun facts long the way too!

Bonus Episode: Everything You Need to Know about the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly

Bonus Episode: Everything You Need to Know about the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly

November 24, 2021

Bonus Episode! We received a lot of questions about the role of the Clerk so we decided to get some answers. Learn all about the history, traditions and importance of Parliament's Procedural Expert. And of course there are lots of fun facts long the way too!

Keeping Parliament Running

Keeping Parliament Running

October 27, 2021

This month we got to explore the fascinating roles of Parliament's procedural expert, the Clerk, and our head of security, the Sergeant-at-Arms. We learned all about their roles inside the Chamber as well as their little-known but incredibly important roles outside of the Chamber too. We also made sure to include lots of fun facts along the way - this is one episode you don't want to miss!

An Interview with the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Honourable Ted Arnott

An Interview with the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Honourable Ted Arnott

August 26, 2021

ON Parliament has a very special episode this month! We had the opportunity to interview the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Honourable Ted Arnott. We talked about the many things that make up the role of Speaker, fun hats, lots of traditions and learned about some of the Speaker's memorable moments in the chair. This is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss!

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