The deputy speaker’s role is to support the speaker by filling in for that person when he or she is absent from the House. That means the deputy speaker, once temporarily in that chair, has the same duties as the speaker.
The following are the women who held the position of deputy speaker in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island:
- Marion Reid, 1979 to 1983
- Elizabeth Hubley, 1991 to 1996
- Paula Biggar, 2007 to 2015
- Kathleen Casey, 2015 to present