09/28/2012 12:25 EDT | Updated 11/28/2012 05:12 EST

Manitoba NDP government will outline new plan in throne speech on Nov. 19

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's NDP government will outline its plans for the coming year with a throne speech on Nov. 19.

The speech will kick off the fall sitting of the legislature, which is expected to last three weeks.

NDP house leader Jennifer Howard says the government will focus on commitments it made in the spring budget.

They include a promise to provide free cancer drugs and boost apprenticeship programs.

The fall sitting will also be the first time that Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister gets to lead off question period.

Pallister took over leadership of the Opposition in the summer.