Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, May 15, 2020 - Following a request by Premier, the Leader of the Official Opposition and the Leader of the Third Party, I am recalling the Legislative Assembly on May 26 to deal with measures regarding COVID-19. This will be a resumption of the 1st Session of the 66th Assembly, which was originally scheduled to begin on April 7, 2020. Pursuant to Rule 3.(4), I am waiving the requirement of 60 days’ notice for the opening of the sitting.
The operations of the Legislative Assembly have been reviewed, in consultation with the Chief Public Health Office, in order to ensure that physical distancing and other safety protocols are observed. Most notably, the Legislative Chamber has been reconfigured to allow Members to observe the recommended six-foot separation. In order to achieve this, the public gallery and media gallery have been removed. At this time the Hon. George Coles Building remains closed to the public.