Second Session Begins on March 8 with Speech from the Throne


“The first session of the 29th Legislative Assembly saw robust debate over issues of great importance to the citizens of Alberta,” said Robert E. Wanner, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. “I would expect the second session to be similarly energetic.”

The second session of Alberta’s 29th Legislature opens March 8, 2016, at 3 p.m. when Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor, Her Honour the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, delivers the Speech from the Throne, which will be televised on CTV Two and streamed live at

Opening Day festivities will begin with a 15-gun salute from the saluting base on the west Legislature Grounds, followed by an inspection of a Quarter Guard in the Legislature rotunda.

The event will also feature performances by local tenor Robert Clark and the Royal Canadian Legion Band.

Regular House business will start on March 9 at 9 a.m. The daily routine and oral question period will follow in the afternoon, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The sitting hours were changed subsequent to changes made to the Standing Orders last fall.

The daily proceedings are streamed at, and the televised broadcast of Oral Question Period can be watched on CTV Two at 1:30 p.m.