This sitting's throne speech will be met with a condensed military program.

On Tuesday afternoon, Lieutenant-Governor Janice Filmon read the speech from the throne, signalling the start of the fourth legislative session on December 2. This will be the first throne speech under Premier Heather Stefanson's leadership.

The 42nd session's proceedings will begin at 1:30 p.m. with an artillery salute as the lieutenant-governor leaves Government House. Sergeant Kristopher Quiring of 26th Field Artillery Regiment Detachment Brandon will lead members from 38 Canadian Brigade Group in the salute. All other traditional military proceedings, including the inspection of the Guard of Honour and playing of the vice-regal salute, will not happen due to the pandemic.

At this time the PC Party will enter the legislative chamber. In the five minutes proceeding the lieutenant-governor will read the speech, which will be live-streamed.

The previous session in October, the third sitting, was a shortened session with then-premier Minister Kelvin Goertzen filling the role as interim premier after Brian Pallister resigned.