20th Alberta Legislature

The 20th Alberta Legislative Assembly was in session from March 10, 1983, to April 10, 1986, with the membership of the assembly determined by the results of the 1982 Alberta general election held on November 2, 1982. The Legislature officially resumed on March 10, 1983, and continued until the fourth session was prorogued and dissolved on April 10, 1986, prior to the 1986 Alberta general election on May 8, 1986.[1]

20th Alberta Legislature
Majority parliament
March 10, 1983 – April 10, 1986
Coat of arms of Alberta.svg
Parliament leaders
Premier
(cabinet)
Peter Lougheed
(Lougheed cabinet)
September 10, 1971 – November 1, 1985
Don Getty
(Getty cabinet)
November 1, 1985 – December 14, 1992
Leader of the
Opposition
Grant Notley
November 2, 1982 – October 19, 1984
Ray Martin
November 6, 1984 – June 15, 1993
Party caucuses
GovernmentProgressive Conservative Association of Alberta
OppositionNew Democratic Party
Legislative Assembly
Speaker of the
Assembly
Gerard Amerongen
March 2, 1972 – June 11, 1986
Members79 MLA seats
Sovereign
MonarchElizabeth II
6 February 1952 – present
Lieutenant
Governor
Hon. Frank C. Lynch-Staunton
October 18, 1979 – January 22, 1985
Hon. Helen Hunley
January 22, 1985 – March 11, 1991
Sessions
1st Session
March 10, 1983 – March 2, 1984
2nd Session
March 15, 1984 – March 13, 1985
3rd Session
March 14, 1985 – April 2, 1986
4th Session
April 3, 1986 – April 10, 1986
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Alberta's twentieth government was controlled by the majority Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta for the fourth time, led by Premier Peter Lougheed until his resignation, he was replaced by Don Getty. The Official Opposition was led by Grant Notley of the New Democratic Party until his death on October 19, 1984, and later Ray Martin. 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 20th General ElectionEdit

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Affiliation Members
  Progressive Conservative Party 75
     New Democratic Party 2
     Independent 2
 Total
79
  • 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. 501. ISBN 0-9689217-3-6. Retrieved August 9, 2020.

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