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

On August 23, 2018, at 10:25 a.m., the Lieutenant-Governor dissolved the National Assembly, calling the next Assembly to meet on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The call for an election ended the 41st Legislature.

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.

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


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


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