67th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Hon. Ted Arnott, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
CPA Ontario Branch President
Legislative Assembly of Ontario speakerarnott@ola.org
Mr Trevor Day, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
CPA Ontario Branch Secretary
Legislative Assembly of Ontario Clerks-Office@ola.org
Grace Bento, Executive Assistant to the Clerk & Administrative Coordinator
CPA Ontario Assistant Branch Secretary
Legislative Assembly of Ontario gbento@ola.org

Joined the Commonwealth: 19 November 1926

CPA Branch formed: 1 January 1930

Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral - Legislative Assembly of Ontario (124 Members)

Parliament/Legislature website: Legislative Assembly of Ontario 

Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees: Currently 8

  • Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
  • Standing Committee on Government Agencies
  • Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy
  • Standing Committee on the Interior
  • Standing Committee on Justice Policy
  • Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs
  • Standing Committee on Public Accounts
  • Standing Committee on Social Policy

Names of House Management (such as Privileges or Procedure) Committees: 

  • Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

Standing Orders: Please click here


Recent articles in The Parliamentarian:

Recent CPA Programmatic Activities/News:

  • In October 2023, Canadian Parliamentarians met for the 43rd CPA Canadian Regional Parliamentary Seminar in Toronto, Ontario on the theme of ‘Representative Government: Cultivating Inclusive Parliaments’. The programme included sessions on accessible Parliaments, reconciliation work with indigenous communities; indigenous symbols and representation in Parliament; inclusive spaces in Parliament.
  • From October 2023, Hon. Donna Skelly, MPP, the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario became one of the three CPA Canada Regional Representatives on the CPA International Executive Committee, completing the term started by Hon. Ted Arnott, MPP, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2022.
  • In February and March 2021, Members and parliamentary staff from the CPA Ontario Branch supported the CPA Headquarters Secretariat in the delivery of the Post-Election Seminar delivered for members of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. Sessions which saw contributions from the Ontario Legislative Assembly covered a variety of topics, including Parliamentary Privileges and Immunities; The Impact of Technological Innovation and Women's Caucuses.
  • In December 2020, the CPA Headquarters Secretariat welcomed a delegate, representing the CPA Ontario Branch, at the first ever Virtual Commonwealth Youth Parliament where participants debated a number of issues including youth unemployment and COVID-19.

Key Facts

CPA Branch Formed
01 Jan 1930
Voting Age
First Parliament
27 Dec 1867
Seat of Parliament