21st Alberta Legislature

The 21st Alberta Legislative Assembly was in session from June 12, 1986, to February 20, 1989, with the membership of the assembly determined by the results of the 1986 Alberta general election held on May 8, 1986. The Legislature officially resumed on June 12, 1986, and continued until the fourth session was prorogued on February 17, 1989, and dissolved on February 20, 1989, prior to the 1989 Alberta general election on March 20, 1989.[1]

21st Alberta Legislature
Majority parliament
June 12, 1986 – February 20, 1989
Coat of arms of Alberta.svg
Parliament leaders
Premier
(cabinet)
Don Getty
(Getty cabinet)
1 November 1985 - 14 December 1992
Leader of the
Opposition
Ray Martin
6 November 1984 - 15 June 1993
Party caucuses
GovernmentProgressive Conservative Association
OppositionNew Democratic Party
RecognizedLiberal Party
Representative
Legislative Assembly
Speaker of the
Assembly
David J. Carter
12 June 1986 - 30 August 1993
Members83 MLA seats
Sovereign
MonarchElizabeth II
6 February 1952 - present
Lieutenant
Governor
Hon. Helen Hunley
22 January 1985 - 11 March 1991
Sessions
1st Session
June 12, 1986 – March 4, 1987
2nd Session
March 5, 1987 – March 16, 1988
3rd Session
March 17, 1988 – February 16, 1989
4th Session
February 17. 1989 – February 17, 1989
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Alberta's twentieth government was controlled by the majority Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta for the fifth time, led by Premier Don Getty. The Official Opposition was led by Ray Martin of the New Democratic Party. The Speaker was David J. Carter.

Party standings after the 21st General ElectionEdit

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Affiliation Members
Progressive Conservative 61
New Democratic 16
Liberal 4
Representative 2
 Total
83
  • 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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