AuthorBordeleau, David
PositionLegislative Reports

Proceedings of the National Assembly of Quebec


Following the by-election held on April 11, 2022, in the Marie-Victorin riding, Shirley Dorismond, Coalition avenir Quebec candidate, was proclaimed elected. Since then, the National Assembly has been composed of 76 Coalition avenir Quebec Members, 27 Liberal Party of Quebec Members, 10 Quebec solidaire Members, seven Parti Quebecois Members, and five independent Members, including one affiliated with the Conservative Party of Quebec.

Additionally, on June 1, 2022, as a result of the passage of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Quebec, the Ministere de la Langue frangaise was established and Simon Jolin-Barette, previously Minister Responsible for the French Language, became its minister.

Terms for National Assembly sittings

On May 22, 2022, after returning from the final week of work in the electoral districts, the Assembly adopted a motion to abolish the requirement to wear a mask during sittings. In force since February 2, 2021, this requirement had been renewed with each new agreement that set the terms for parliamentary proceedings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legislative agenda

Between the April 5, 2022, sitting and the last sitting of the sessional period on June 10, 2022, 31 bills were introduced. During the same period, 30 bills were passed, including 20 Government bills, two private Members' public bills, and eight private bills. The following are some of those bills:

* Bill 2, An Act respecting family law reform with regard to filiation and amending the Civil Code in relation to personality rights and civil status;

* Bill 9, An Act respecting the National Student Ombudsman;

* Bill 21, An Act mainly to end petroleum exploration and production and the public financing of those activities;

* Bill 28, An Act to terminate the public health emergency while maintaining transitional measures necessary to protect the health of the population (modified title);

* Bill 32, An Act respecting academic freedom in the university sector;

* Bill 35, An Act to harmonize and modernize the rules relating to the professional status of artists;

* Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Quebec;

* Bill 101, An Act to strengthen the fight against maltreatment of seniors and other persons of full age in vulnerable situations as well as the monitoring of the quality of health services and social services;

* Bill 498, An...

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