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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Speaker of the House of Assembly announced on February 16, 2016 that the House of Assembly will open on Tuesday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

 

The usual order of business on the day a new session commences is as follows:

 

Speech from the Throne

 

Statements by the 'Mover' and 'Seconder'

 

Speech by the Leader of the Official Opposition

 

Speech by a representative of the Third Party

 

Speech by the Premier

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

 

The usual order of business on the second sitting day is as follows:

 

Statements by Members

 

Statements by Ministers

 

Oral Questions

 

Presenting Reports by Standing and Select Committees

 

Tabling of Documents

 

Notices of Motion

 

Answers to questions for which notice has been given

 

Petitions

 

Orders of the Day (Wednesdays are Private Members' Days)

 

Strong, Focused Official Opposition in the People’s House of Assembly

 

The people of our province expect their legislature to be focused and efficient. Our team will work hard to ensure the issues important to the people of our province are addressed.

 

The Official Opposition has an obligation to hold the government’s feet to the fire, scrutinize decisions, measure the impacts on people and offer alternatives. We are already preparing to do just that.

 

We are proud of the tremendous progress our province has made over the past 12 years under PC administrations. We are determined to do what we can to protect those gains and build on them.

 

Yes, these are tough economic and fiscal times—but we will not allow the government to use that reality as an excuse for poor decision-making.

 

We know it is possible to bring forward a responsible, balanced, long-range plan to guide the province through tough times, because that is precisely what we did in 2015.

 

The government made many commitments, and we will be vigilant in tracking their progress. At every step along the way, we will be demanding openness and accountability. No one will be getting an easy ride on our watch.

 

Keep in contact with us by telephone, post or email about issues of concern to you and your community.

 

For the rules on wording a petition to the House, see www.pcpartynl.ca/in-the-house/petitions [BROKEN LINK]

 

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