The House of Assembly will open for its spring session on Monday, after the fall sitting lasted only eight days. This means Kathy Dunderdale will officially sit in the premier’s chair for the first time and deliver her first throne speech. Government House Leader Joan Burke says the afternoon speech from the throne will be read at 2 p.m. by Lieutenant Governor John Crosbie. Throne speeches typically offer a general outline of the government’s intentions for the coming session.