11th Alberta Legislature

The 11th Alberta Legislative Assembly was in session from February 17, 1949, to July 3, 1952, with the membership of the assembly determined by the results of the 1948 Alberta general election held on August 17, 1948. The Legislature officially resumed on February 17, 1949, and continued until the fifth session was prorogued on April 10, 1952 and dissolved on July 3, 1952, prior to the 1952 Alberta general election.[1]

11th Alberta Legislature
Majority parliament
February 17, 1949 – July 3, 1952
Coat of arms of Alberta.svg
Parliament leaders
Premier
(cabinet)
Ernest Charles Manning
(Manning cabinet)
May 31, 1943 – December 12, 1968
Leader of the
Opposition
James Harper Prowse
February 21, 1952 – April 15, 1958
Party caucuses
GovernmentSocial Credit Party
OppositionCooperative Commonwealth
RecognizedAlberta Liberal Party
Legislative Assembly
Speaker of the
Assembly
Peter Dawson
February 25, 1937 – March 24, 1963
Members57 MLA seats
Sovereign
MonarchGeorge VI
December 11, 1936 – February 8, 1952
Elizabeth II
6 February 1952 – present
Lieutenant
Governor
Hon. John Campbell Bowen
March 23, 1937 – February 1, 1950
Hon. John James Bowlen
February 1, 1950 – December 16, 1959
Sessions
1st Session
February 17, 1949 – March 29, 1949
2nd Session
July 4, 1949 – July 7, 1949
3rd Session
February 23, 1950 – April 5, 1950
4th Session
February 22, 1951 – April 7, 1951
5th Session
February 21, 1952 – April 10, 1952
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Alberta's eleventh government was controlled by the majority Social Credit Party for the fourth time, led by Premier Ernest Manning who would go on to be the longest serving Premier in Alberta history. The Official Opposition was led by James Harper Prowse a member of the Alberta Liberal Party. The Speaker was Peter Dawson who would serve until his death during the 15th legislature on March 24, 1963.

The opposition was divided between the Liberal and Co-operative Commonwealth and 2 Independents.

Composition at electionEdit

Affiliation Members
     Social Credit 51
Liberal 2
     Co-operative Commonwealth 2
     Independent 1
     Independent Social Credit 1
 Total
57

Standings changesEdit

Membership changes in the 11th Assembly
Date Name District Party Reason
     November 26, 1948 Albert Bourcier Lac Ste. Anne Independent Excluded from the Social Credit caucus by a resolution at the 1948 Social Credit AGM.[2]
     June 16, 1952 Ronald Ansley Leduc Independent Social Credit Expelled from caucus for attend Alberta Boucier's nomination convention.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Perry, Sandra E.; Footz, Valerie L. (2006). Massolin, Philip A. (ed.). A Higher Duty: Speakers of the Legislative Assemblies. Edmonton, AB: Legislative Assembly of Alberta. p. 497. ISBN 0-9689217-3-6. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "S.C. Caucus Agrees Exclude Bourcier". Vol XLI No. 293. The Lethbridge Herald. November 26, 1948. p. 2.
  3. ^ "Leduc Socred Reaffirm Ansley for Nomination". XLV No. 178. The Lethbridge Herald. July 10, 1952. p. 16.

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