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April 5, 2007

Expanded Internet Coverage of House Proceedings

Edmonton—Albertans with a penchant for provincial politics will be able to watch the entire proceedings of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta’s afternoon sessions on the Assembly website beginning April 10, 2007.

“It is important that Albertans be given every opportunity to view what happens in the House,” said Ken Kowalski, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. “In addition to our public galleries and the current broadcast and webcast of Oral Question Period, we continue to look at ways to further enhance the public availability of House proceedings and other Assembly business.”

Proceedings of the House began televised broadcasting regularly on March 15, 1972. The webcast of Oral Question Period began in November 2003.

“Now Albertans will be able to logon to our website between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. any afternoon that the House is sitting and see what issues are being debated,” said Speaker Kowalski.

“The ACCESS broadcast, including Oral Question Period, will continue to be televised from 1 p.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m. each sitting day,” he added.

Albertans can go to www.assembly.ab.ca to view the webcast of House proceedings. A schedule of when the House is sitting is also available online.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Bev Alenius, Executive Assistant
Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Office of the Speaker
Phone: 427-2464
Email: bev.alenius@assembly.ab.ca


 

 


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