12th Alberta Legislature

The 12th Alberta Legislative Assembly was in session from February 19, 1953, to May 12, 1955, with the membership of the assembly determined by the results of the 1952 Alberta general election held on August 5, 1952. The Legislature officially resumed on February 19, 1953, and continued until the third session was prorogued and dissolved on May 12, 1955, prior to the 1955 Alberta general election.[1]

12th Alberta Legislature
Majority parliament
February 19, 1953 – May 12, 1955
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
OppositionAlberta Liberal Party
RecognizedCooperative Commonwealth
Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
Legislative Assembly
Speaker of the
Assembly
Peter Dawson
February 25, 1937 – March 24, 1963
Members60 MLA seats
Sovereign
MonarchElizabeth II
6 February 1952 – present
Lieutenant
Governor
Hon. John James Bowlen
February 1, 1950 – December 16, 1959
Sessions
1st Session
February 19, 1953 – April 2, 1953
2nd Session
February 18, 1954 – April 8, 1954
3rd Session
February 17, 1955 – May 12, 1955
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Alberta's twelfth government was controlled by the majority Social Credit Party for the fifth 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.

Composition at electionEdit

Affiliation Members
     Social Credit 53
Liberal 3
     Co-operative Commonwealth 1
  Progressive Conservative 1
     Conservative 1
     Independent Social Credit 1
 Total
60

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.

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