The Page Program is an exciting opportunity for those who are not yet old enough to attend session, to still be part of it. The Page Program allows for youth, below the age of 16, to take part in session as a Legislative Page. The role of the Page is as old as Parliament itself. Traditionally Pages have collected and delivered documents and messages from the Speaker, Members of the Legislative Assembly and clerks in the Chamber and elsewhere in the Legislative Building.
Pages with the Youth Parliament of Manitoba facilitate session in a similar way. Their duties include delivering messages between members, the speaker, and the clerk; but they also include acting as the Sergeant-at-Arms. One of the main duties of the Sergeant-at-Arms is the care and custody of the Mace. Before each sitting the Sergeant-at-Arms leads the Speaker and the Clerk into the Legislative Assembly Chamber. They carry the Mace on their shoulder and then places it on the pillow on the Clerk’s Table where it remains throughout the sitting as a symbol of the Assembly’s authority. The Sergeant-at-Arms places the Mace into its various positions to signify to the house whether it is in recess or in/out of session.
Our page program is an experience that cannot be found anywhere else in Manitoba. It is a unique educational opportunity and the chance to see the legislative process at work in a real setting. The Youth Parliament of Manitoba’s long history has helped to create a mock parliament that is both fun and educational for all who attend.
For questions or inquiries about the Page Program please contact the Premier using our contact form.