18th Alberta Legislature

The 18th Alberta Legislative Assembly was in session from May 15, 1975, to February 14, 1979, with the membership of the assembly determined by the results of the 1975 Alberta general election held on March, 26, 1975. The Legislature officially resumed on May 15, 1975, and continued until the fourth session was prorogued on November 3, 1978 and dissolved on February 14, 1979, prior to the 1979 Alberta general election on March 14, 1979.[1]

18th Alberta Legislature
Majority parliament
May 15, 1975 – February 14, 1979
Coat of arms of Alberta.svg
Parliament leaders
Premier
(cabinet)
Peter Lougheed
(Lougheed cabinet)
September 10, 1971 – November 1, 1985
Leader of the
Opposition
Robert Curtis Clark
September 15, 1973 – November 28, 1980
Party caucuses
GovernmentProgressive Conservative Association of Alberta
OppositionSocial Credit Party
UnrecognizedNew Democratic Party
Legislative Assembly
Speaker of the
Assembly
Gerard Amerongen
March 2, 1972 – June 11, 1986
Members75 MLA seats
Sovereign
MonarchElizabeth II
6 February 1952 – present
Lieutenant
Governor
Hon. Ralph Garvin Steinhauer
July 2, 1974 – October 18, 1979
Sessions
1st Session
May 15, 1975 – December 15, 1975
2nd Session
March 4, 1976 – November 4, 1976
3rd Session
February 24, 1977 – November 10, 1977
4th Session
March 2, 1978 – November 3, 1978
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Alberta's eighteenth government was controlled by the majority Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta for the second time, led by Premier Peter Lougheed. The Official Opposition was led by Robert Curtis Clark of the Social Credit Party. The Speaker was Gerard Amerongen who would serve in the role until he was defeated in the 1986 Alberta general election.

Party standings after the 18th General ElectionEdit

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Affiliation Members
  Progressive Conservative Party 69
     Social Credit Party 4
     NDP 1
     Independents 1
 Total
75
  • A party requires four seats to have official party status in the legislature. Parties with fewer than four seats are not entitled to party funding although their members will usually be permitted to sit together in the chamber.

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. 499. ISBN 0-9689217-3-6. Retrieved August 9, 2020.

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