24th Alberta Legislature

The 24th Alberta Legislative Assembly was in session from April 14, 1997, to February 12, 2001, with the membership of the assembly determined by the results of the 1997 Alberta general election held on March 11, 1997. The Legislature officially resumed on April 14, 1997, and continued until the fifth session was prorogued and dissolved on February 12, 2001, prior to the 2001 Alberta general election on March 12, 2001.[1]

24th Alberta Legislature
Majority parliament
April 14, 1997 – February 12, 2001
Coat of arms of Alberta.svg
Parliament leaders
Premier
(cabinet)
Ralph Klein
(Klein cabinet)
December 14, 1992 – December 14, 2006
Leader of the
Opposition
Howard Sapers
April 17, 1998 – March 12, 2001
Party caucuses
GovernmentProgressive Conservative Association
OppositionLiberal Party
RecognizedNew Democratic Party
Legislative Assembly
Speaker of the
Assembly
Ken Kowalski
April 14, 1997 – May 23, 2012
Government
House Leader
Dave Hancock
May 26, 1999 – November 24, 2006
Members83 MLA seats
Sovereign
MonarchElizabeth II
6 Feb. 1952 – present
Lieutenant
Governor
Hon. Bud Olson
17 April 1996 – 10 February 2000
Hon. Lois Hole
10 February 2000 – 6 January 2005
Sessions
1st Session
April 14, 1997 – January 26, 1998
2nd Session
January 27, 1998 – February 15, 1999
3rd Session
February 16, 1999 – February 16, 2000
4th Session
February 17, 2000 – February 11, 2001
5th Session
February 12, 2001 – February 12, 2001
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Alberta's twenty-fourth government was controlled by the majority Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, led by Premier Ralph Klein. The Official Opposition was led by Howard Sapers of the Liberal Party. The Speaker was Ken Kowalski.

Party standings after the 24th General ElectionEdit

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Standings changes since the 24th general electionEdit

Number of members
per party by date
1997 1998 1999 2000
Mar 11 May 11 Jun 17 Jul ? Aug ? Nov 15 Feb 2 Jun 12 Jul 11 Sep 25 Oct 4
  Progressive Conservative 63 64 63 64
Liberal 18 17 18 17 16 15
     NDP 2 1 2
     Independent 0 1 0 1
Total members 83 82 83 82 83 82 83 82
Vacant 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
Government Majority 43 44 43 45 46 45 44 45 46
  1. May 11, 1998 Grant Mitchell, Edmonton McClung resigns.
  2. June 17, 1998 Nancy MacBeth, Edmonton-McClung elected in a by-election.
  3. July 1998 Gene Zwozdesky, Edmonton Mill Creek sits as an Independent.
  4. August 1998 Gene Zwozdesky, Edmonton-Mill Creek joins the Progressive Conservative caucus.
  5. November 15, 1999 Pamela Paul-Zobaric, Edmonton Castle Downs sits as an Independent.
  6. February 2, 2000 Pam Barrett, Edmonton-Highlands resigns.
  7. June 12, 2000 Brian Mason, Edmonton-Highlands elected in a by-election.
  8. July 11, 2000 Stockwell Day, Red Deer-North resigns.
  9. September 25, 2000 Mary Anne Jablonski, Red Deer-North elected in a by-election.
  10. October 4, 2000 Sue Olsen, Edmonton-Norwood resigns to run in federal election.

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

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