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Speech From the Throne
At the beginning of each new general assembly after a general election and each new session after a prorogation, there is a ceremonial opening of the House, with the Lieutenant Governor delivering the Speech from the Throne. The Speech from the Throne is written by the government and states the government’s program in very general terms.
Question Period (QP)
Question Period occurs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and provides the opportunity for Nova Scotia MLAs to question ministers about happenings or responsibilities in their current portfolios.
The Budget Speech is a statement by the Minister of Finance in which the Minister outlines, in general terms, the state of the Province’s finances and the economic policies that the government will pursue during the next fiscal year.
Standing Committee on Public Accounts (PA)
The Public Accounts Committee is established for the purpose of reviewing the public accounts, the annual report or other reports of the Auditor General and any other financial matters respecting the public funds of the Province.
Occasionally Province House hosts special events that are broadcasted by Legislative Television Broadcast & Recording Services. These events are not legislative in nature.