TORONTO – Steven Del Duca, Ontario Liberal Leader, is calling for the Premier to expand plans for the return of question period.
In a new letter to the Premier, Del Duca says:
Your government wisely allowed municipalities the ability to conduct their business virtually. I think this was a great idea and one that the provincial government should embrace. Right now, students across Ontario are learning virtually, people are working virtually and Standing Committees will be meeting virtually.
The federal government has held sittings online – it’s time for the province of Ontario to follow suit.
We would suggest four question periods be held every week: two virtually and two in person. This would allow for safe participation for MPPs representing all regions of Ontario.