VIDEO broadcasting of Senate Chamber proceedings will begin on Monday, March 18 at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT).
It is the first time in the Senate’s history that Canadians will be able to regularly watch senators at work in the Chamber. The decision to allow for video broadcasting is part of the Senate’s continuing commitment to transparency and accountability, according to a statement from the Senate of Canada.
For many years, debates in the Senate have been live streamed in audio format. When preparing for the move out of Centre Block, senators ensured that video broadcast functionality was incorporated into the design of the temporary Chamber in the Senate of Canada Building. Most Senate committee meetings have been broadcast in video format and will continue to be available to stream via ParlVU.
Senators invite Canadians to tune in to this historic occasion.