In my last post I indicated that the Legislative Assembly of Ontario had yet to set up a twitter account. However, I was just informed this was not entirely true since the Assembly’s Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations office recently created one(@ONPARLeducation) to promote the Assembly’s Education Portal. It also serves to raise awareness of the Legislature’s history and to promote its public education programs, such as tours, art exhibits, and the Legislature’s model parliament. The account was created in January 2014, and tweets in both English and French, making Ontario’s Legislature just the second in Canada, along with the Senate, to tweet in both official languages.
Below is an updated chart with the now (hopefully) complete list of Canada’s legislative twitter accounts. More details on the patterns shown and the challenges legislatures face in using social media can be found in the original post.