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The sittings of the National Assembly and its standing committees are open to the public.

Please consult the Useful Information section before coming to the Parliament Building to attend a sitting.

Attending an Assembly Sitting

To attend a sitting of the National Assembly of Québec, you must reserve a pass by calling the Information Service.

Telephone:
Québec City area: 418-643-7239
Toll-free: 1-866-337-8837

Decorum

Dress Code

Visitors attending parliamentary proceedings must be dressed modestly, neatly and tastefully.

The following are not allowed:

  • shorts, except bermuda shorts
  • garments sporting a slogan, an image that is in bad taste or conveys a partisan message
  • tank tops
  • caps and hats, except if worn for religious or health reasons

Use of the cloakroom is mandatory and free of charge. Visitors must check

  • food and beverages
  • cell phones
  • handbags
  • cameras and video cameras
  • any other object that could impair visitor comfort or safety or hamper visitor traffic

Silence

Visitors must remain silent during parliamentary proceedings and refrain from expressing approval or disapproval.

Attending a Committee Sitting

A pass is not required for admission to a committee sitting. All committee sittings are open to the public except deliberative meetings and in camera sittings.

The committees generally sit at the Parliament Building but sometimes travel to other locations in the province.

To learn when committee sittings are to be held, check the Parliamentary Calendar (in French).

Sitting Schedule

As the Assembly or committee sitting schedule may change without notice, on the morning of the day of your visit, please make sure the sitting you are planning to attend is still on by checking the Parliamentary Calendar (French only) or calling the Information Service at:

Québec City area: 418-643-7239
Toll-free: 1-866-337-8837

Assembly Sitting Schedule

Regular hours

  • September 20 to November 24, 2016
  • February 7 to June 1, 2017

The Assembly sits:

Regular hours
Tuesday 1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 9:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Extended hours

  • November 29 to December 9, 2016
  • June 6 to 16, 2017

The Assembly sits :

Extended hours
Tuesday 1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 9:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


The Assembly may also resolve, on a motion moved without notice by the Government House Leader, to meet on a Monday during the same hours as those provided for Tuesdays.

Schedule of Committee Sittings

Regular hours

  • February 7 to June 1, 2017

Committees may sit:

Regular hours
Monday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Extended hours

  • June 6 to 16, 2017

Committees may sit:

Extended hours
Monday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 9:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Weeks reserved for riding work

Committees do not sit during these weeks:

  • February 27 to March 10, 2017
  • April 17 to 21, 2017
  • May 22 to 26, 2017


Outside sessional periods

Committees may sit:

Outside sessional periods
Monday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


When the Assembly is in session, committees that meet in the National Assembly buildings may not sit during Routine Proceedings.

 

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