Provincial Point of View
October 24, 2018
OPENING OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE
Lieutenant Governor W. Thomas Molloy formally opened the Third Session of the Twenty-Eighth Legislature with the Speech from the Throne today in the Assembly Chamber of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.
“The ceremony connected to the opening of our Legislative Assembly is a great opportunity for the people of Saskatchewan to share in our parliamentary traditions and to celebrate our democracy, which relies on the engagement of our citizens,” Molloy said.
The public was invited to the outdoor portion of the ceremony, which began at 1:25 p.m. in front of the Legislative Building at 2405 Legislative Drive. The Lieutenant Governor was greeted by Premier Scott Moe, followed by a Vice-Regal Salute, the inspection of a Canadian Forces Honour Guard, a 15 Gun Salute by 10th Field Artillery, 38 Canadian Brigade Group, and a fly-past by 15 Wing Moose Jaw.
“The opening of the legislature reinforces the importance of upholding the traditions that have preserved our government’s strength for over a century,” Moe said. “It is an honour to take part in this occasion and I look forward to the session ahead.”
The opening of the Legislative Assembly has taken place to mark each session since 1906, when representatives of the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary first gathered to hear Lieutenant Governor Amédee Forget acknowledge expressions of welcome into the Canadian Federation from Ottawa and the other provincial Legislatures.