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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!

An Interview with Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

An Interview with Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

July 29, 2021

This month ON Parliament presents a special episode - we had the opportunity to interview the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell. We learned all about what it means to be the Queen's Representative in Ontario and got to chat about her most memorable moments and favourite parts of her role. This is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss!

 

*Editor's Note: Her Honour references a trip she took with the Countess of Sussex. However, Her Honour later confirmed to ON Parliament that the trip was with the Countess of Wessex.

The Legislative Process

The Legislative Process

June 28, 2021

This month’s episode is part two of our mini-series on how a bill becomes a law. Continuing on our journey, we explore the legislative process in more detail. We’ll take you through all of the steps and stages. But don’t worry – there are sure to be lots of fun facts that pop up along the way too!

Different Types of Bills

Different Types of Bills

May 26, 2021
Have you ever wondered what happens before a law is passed? Laws have a big impact on our day-to-day lives, and we wanted to shed some light on how they come to be. This month we kick off a two-part mini-series on how laws are made. Part One explores the different types of bills that you’ll find in Ontario’s Parliament. Did we still manage to find some fun facts about bills? – You bet we did!
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