Spring sitting of the Legislative Assembly to open with Speech from the Throne

A new session of the Legislative Assembly will open on February 25, 2021 with a Speech from the Throne.

“Much of our focus over the last 10 months has been on getting through the pandemic, while keeping Islanders safe and healthy.  Now that vaccinations are rolling out, the finish line is in sight. It is important for government to articulate our vision for a strong recovery for our province.”

- Premier Dennis King

The spring session of the Legislature will include the 2021-2022 Operating Budget which will be introduced in the days following the Speech from the Throne.   Government also plans to introduce approximately 20 pieces of legislation and will continue the collaborative process of offering briefings on each piece of legislation to Opposition and Third Party members prior to the introduction of each Bill in the Legislative Assembly.

“Earlier this afternoon, I spoke with the Leader of the Official Opposition and the Leader of Third Party to notify them that we would be proroguing the 66th General Assembly and starting the new session with a Speech from the Throne,” said Premier King.  “Our government will continue to collaborate with the other parties, and House Leaders will meet this Thursday to begin the process of collecting input for the Throne Speech.”

Since the 2019 election, over 90 pieces of legislation from both government and private members, two operating budgets and two capital budgets have been introduced, debated and passed in the legislature, all of which received multi-party support.

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