Prince Edward Island.

AuthorReddin, Ryan
PositionLegislative Reports

Second Session, Sixty-Sixth General Assembly

Having adjourned to the call of the Speaker on May 13, 2021, the Second Session of the Sixty-sixth General Assembly will resume on October 19, 2021, in the Honourable George Coles Building. Pandemic-related precautions will remain in effect: public galleries will remain closed, and members' seats will continue to be separated by added distance or plexiglass barriers. Proceedings will be live-streamed on the Legislative Assembly's website and Facebook page and broadcast on Eastlink TV. Virtual hybrid proceedings are provided for in the Rules of the Legislative Assembly, but to date, they have not been employed.

House Business

In terms of business carried over from the last sitting, there remain three Government Bills, five Private Members' Bills, and 31 Motions available for debate. Government typically presents its capital budget during the Fall sitting.

Resignation of Member

On August 18, 2021, Heath MacDonald resigned as the Member for District 16: Cornwall-Meadowbank, in order to run as the Liberal candidate in the district of Malpeque in the September 20, 2021, federal election. He was elected, receiving 41.8 per cent of the vote. As a member of the provincial Liberal Party, Mr. MacDonald had served in the Legislative Assembly since 2015, being re-elected in the 2019 general election. During the 2015-2019 period, he served as Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, and then as Minister of Finance. From 2019 until his resignation, he served as Third Party House Leader.

A by-election for District 16 has not yet been scheduled.

Committee Business

The Assembly's standing committees have held many meetings since the House adjourned in May. The Standing...

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