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Local student at Queen's Park
Jeff Yurek, MPP and Ms. Sophie Pellerine

Queen's Park - Ms. Sophie Pellerine was selected to serve as a Legislative Page at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Toronto. During her term of duty, Sophie served as a messenger on the floor of the Legislative Chamber, met key parliamentary figures and learned about Ontario's parliamentary system of government.

Each Legislative Page earned their spot in the program by submitting an application that included an essay outlining their achievements, involvements and suitability for the program. Each Page must study and learn the faces, names and locations of the 107 MPPs before arriving at Queen's Park for their first day. Legislative Pages selected from across the province come together at Queen's Park; they develop long lasting friendships and meet fellow students with similar interests as they participate in this unique educational program.

During a typical day in the program, Pages arrive at Queen's Park at approximately 8:00 a.m., dress in their uniforms and then prepare the Legislative Chamber for the morning's debates. As the day progresses, Pages are involved in a number of activities including: delivering messages and water for the MPPs in the Chamber, taking classes in legislative process and mathematics, and meeting with key legislative players such as the party leaders and the Speaker of the House.

"It was a pleasure to have Sophie serve as a page during the Spring Session of the Legislature. I enjoyed many conversations with Sophie and I hope she enjoyed her time at Queen's Park and learned a lot about the inner operations of the Legislature" stated Jeff Yurek, MPP, Elgin-Middlesex-London.

"Trevor and I are incredibly proud of Sophie and all of her accomplishments with the Provincial Page Program. Over the past three weeks, she has tackled many challenges, solved countless problems and grown in ways that we truly weren't expecting. We encourage all grade 7 and 8 students in St Thomas to apply for the fall session!" Trevor & Philippa Pellerine, Parents of Sophie Pellerine

The Legislative Page Program is open to students in grades 7 and 8 who have an interest in current affairs, have an academic average of 80% or higher and get along well with their peers and adults. Applications for the Legislative Page Program are accepted for two deadlines each year: November 15th and June 15th. Grade 7 students are eligible for both of these deadlines. Grade 8 students may apply for the November 15th deadline only.

For additional information regarding the Legislative Page's involvement in this program, please contact the Legislative Page Program at 416-325-7457 or at pageprogram@ola.org

Last Updated: Tuesday, 07 March 2017 15:54:26 PM EST

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