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Welcome to the ON Parliament Podcast where we spread the word on Parliament! Every month, we will be releasing a new episode where we will discuss the inner workings of parliament, explore its history, the amazing building, interview special guests and much more! Hosted by the Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations Branch for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ON Parliament aims to demystify the function, importance, and history of Ontario’s Legislature. For more information about Ontario's Parliament, visit our website: https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn

Welcome to the ON Parliament Podcast where we spread the word on Parliament! Every month, we will be releasing a new episode where we will discuss the inner workings of parliament, explore its history, the amazing building, interview special guests and much more! Hosted by the Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations Branch for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ON Parliament aims to demystify the function, importance, and history of Ontario’s Legislature. For more information about Ontario's Parliament, visit our website: https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn

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Canada

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Welcome to the ON Parliament Podcast where we spread the word on Parliament! Every month, we will be releasing a new episode where we will discuss the inner workings of parliament, explore its history, the amazing building, interview special guests and much more! Hosted by the Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations Branch for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ON Parliament aims to demystify the function, importance, and history of Ontario’s Legislature. For more information about Ontario's Parliament, visit our website: https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn

Language:

English


Episodes

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

8/26/2021
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!

Duration:00:29:40

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

7/29/2021
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...

Duration:00:25:09

The Legislative Process

6/28/2021
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!

Duration:00:13:10

Different Types of Bills

5/26/2021
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!

Duration:00:15:09

A House for Ontario: the Architectural History of the Legislative Building

4/21/2021
Happy Birthday to the Legislative Building! This month we delve into the history of Ontario's Parliament Building and take a closer look at the architectural features, changes, and additions that have taken place over the years. We also set a new fun fact record and even managed to squeeze in some great architectural puns! This is one birthday celebration you don't want to miss!

Duration:00:23:53

Changing the Landscape: Women of Queen's Park

3/29/2021
This month ON Parliament presents a special episode in honour of International Women's Day. We had the opportunity to interview three former MPPs about their time at Queen's Park and learned all about what it means to be a woman in politics. Special thanks to Sharon Murdock, Janet Ecker and Mary Anne Chambers for sharing their compelling stories with us. This is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss!

Duration:00:40:33

What's the Difference between Parliament and Government?

2/25/2021
This month's episode explores the difference between two often confused terms: Parliament and Government. We delve a little deeper into why they're important, how they're different and what each one truly means. We're hoping this episode will help expand everyone's parliamentary vocabulary but have no fear, there will be lots of fun facts along the way (and some pretty sweet parliamentary puns too).

Duration:00:13:25

Introducing ON Parliament!

1/20/2021
Introducing the ON Parliament Podcast from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Duration:00:00:41

A brief history of Parliament in Ontario

1/19/2021
In our first episode we explore 229 years of Ontario's parliamentary history: from fires to stolen maces, a controversial design competition to big changes in parliament, this month's episode has something for everyone. Join us as we begin our journey to demystify the function, importance, and history of Ontario's Parliament (there will be lots of fun facts along the way)!

Duration:00:13:05