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Spring sitting of P.E.I. legislature opens Feb. 25

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The spring sitting of the P.E.I. legislature opens Feb. 25. - SaltWire file

A new session of the P.E.I. legislature will open on Feb. 25 with a speech from the throne.

The spring session will include the 2021-22 operating budget which will be introduced in the days following the speech from the throne. Government also plans to introduce about 20 pieces of legislation.

“Earlier this afternoon, I spoke with the leader of the Official Opposition and the leader of Third Party to notify them that we would be proroguing the 66th General Assembly and starting the new session with a speech from the throne,” said Premier Dennis King in a news release Tuesday. 

“Our government will continue to collaborate with the other parties, and house leaders will meet this Thursday to begin the process of collecting input for the throne speech.”

Since the 2019 election, more than 90 pieces of legislation from both government and private members, two operating budgets and two capital budgets have been introduced, debated and passed in the legislature, all of which received multi-party support.

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