This month we have a very special episode of the podcast in honour of Remembrance Day. Every year, Canadians mark Remembrance Day on November 11th as a way to recognize the sacrifices made by so many who fought to keep our country free and to honour the many who continue to serve to protect us. This episode is in honour of this important day and of its significance at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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! 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! 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!
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!