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Legislative Assembly of Alberta

The Legislative Assembly of Alberta is the deliberative assembly of the Alberta Legislature in Alberta, Canada. The Alberta legislature meets in the Alberta Legislature Building in the provincial capital, Edmonton. The Legislative Assembly consists of 87 members, elected first past the post from single-member electoral districts.[1] Bills passed by the legislature are given royal assent by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, represented by the Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta.[2]

Legislative Assembly of Alberta
30th Alberta Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
FoundedSeptember 9, 1905 (1905-09-09)
Preceded byNorth-West Legislative Assembly
Leadership
Nathan Cooper, UCP
since May 30, 2019
Jason Kenney, UCP
since April 30, 2019
Government House Leader
Jason Nixon, UCP
since April 30, 2019
Rachel Notley, NDP
since April 30, 2019
Opposition House Leader
Deron Bilous, NDP
since May 13, 2019
Structure
Seats87
Alberta Legislative Assembly - Seating Plan (July 25, 2017 - Present).svg
Political groups
     United Conservative (63)
     New Democratic (24)
Elections
Last election
April 16, 2019
Next election
31st Alberta general election
Meeting place
Chamber - Alberta Legislature Building.JPG
Alberta Legislative Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Website
www.assembly.ab.ca

The maximum period between general elections of the assembly, as set by the country's Constitution, is five years,[3] but the premier controls the date of election and usually selects a date in the fourth or fifth year after the preceding election. Since 2011, Alberta has fixed election date legislation, fixing the election to a date between March 1 and May 31 in the fourth calendar year following the preceding election.[4] Alberta has never had a minority government, so an election as a result of a vote of no confidence has never occurred.

To be a candidate for election to the assembly, a person must be a Canadian citizen older than 18 who has lived in Alberta for at least six months before the election. Senators, senators in waiting, members of the House of Commons, and criminal inmates are ineligible.[5]

The current and 30th Alberta Legislative Assembly was elected on April 16, 2019.

HistoryEdit

 
The Alberta Legislative Building has housed the chambers of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta since its completion in 1913.

The first session of the first Legislature of Alberta opened on March 15, 1906, in the Thistle Rink, Edmonton, north of Jasper Avenue. In this arena Alberta MPs chose the provincial capital,[6] Edmonton, and the future site for the Alberta Legislature Building: the bank of the North Saskatchewan River. Allan Merrick Jeffers,[7] a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design was the architect who was chosen to build the assembly building. In September 1912 Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada, declared the building officially open.[8][9][10]

Current membersEdit

The current members of the Legislature were elected in the 30th Alberta general election held on April 16, 2019. Bold indicates cabinet members, and party leaders are italicized.

Member[11] Party Electoral district Member since
  Leela Aheer United Conservative Chestermere-Strathmore 2015
  Tracy Allard United Conservative Grande Prairie 2019
  Mickey Amery United Conservative Calgary-Cross 2019
  Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk United Conservative Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville 2019
  Drew Barnes United Conservative Cypress-Medicine Hat 2012
  Deron Bilous New Democrat Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview 2012
  Jon Carson New Democrat Edmonton-West Henday 2015
  Joe Ceci New Democrat Calgary-Buffalo 2015
  Nathan Cooper United Conservative Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills 2015
  Jason Copping United Conservative Calgary-Varsity 2019
  Lorne Dach New Democrat Edmonton-McClung 2015
  Thomas Dang New Democrat Edmonton-South 2015
  Jasvir Deol New Democrat Edmonton-Meadows 2019
  Devin Dreeshen United Conservative Innisfail-Sylvan Lake 2018 (by-election)
  David Eggen New Democrat Edmonton-North West 2004*
  Mike Ellis United Conservative Calgary-West 2014 (by-election)
  Richard Feehan New Democrat Edmonton-Rutherford 2015
  Tanya Fir United Conservative Calgary-Peigan 2019
  Kathleen Ganley New Democrat Calgary-Mountain View 2015
  Shane Getson United Conservative Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland 2019
  Michaela Glasgo United Conservative Brooks-Medicine Hat 2019
  Nate Glubish United Conservative Strathcona-Sherwood Park 2019
  Nicole Goehring New Democrat Edmonton-Castle Downs 2015
  Laila Goodridge United Conservative Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche 2018 (by-election)
  Richard Gotfried United Conservative Calgary-Fish Creek 2015
  Christina Gray New Democrat Edmonton-Mill Woods 2015
  Peter Guthrie United Conservative Airdrie-Cochrane 2019
  Dave Hanson United Conservative Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul 2015
  Sarah Hoffman New Democrat Edmonton-Glenora 2015
  Nate Horner United Conservative Drumheller-Stettler 2019
  Grant Hunter United Conservative Taber-Warner 2015
  Janis Irwin New Democrat Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood 2019
  Jason Kenney United Conservative Calgary-Lougheed 2017 (by-election)
  Whitney Issik United Conservative Calgary-Glenmore 2019
  Matt Jones United Conservative Calgary-South East 2019
  Adriana LaGrange United Conservative Red Deer-North 2019
  Martin Long United Conservative West Yellowhead 2019
  Todd Loewen United Conservative Central Peace-Notley 2015
  Jackie Lovely United Conservative Camrose 2019
  Rod Loyola New Democrat Edmonton-Ellerslie 2015
  Jason Luan United Conservative Calgary-Foothills 2012
  Kaycee Madu United Conservative Edmonton-South West 2019
  Ric McIver United Conservative Calgary-Hays 2012
  Nicholas Milliken United Conservative Calgary-Currie 2019
  Dale Nally United Conservative Morinville-St. Albert 2019
  Chris Nielsen New Democrat Edmonton-Decore 2015
  Nathan Neudorf United Conservative Lethbridge-East 2019
  Demetrios Nicolaides United Conservative Calgary-Bow 2019
  Jason Nixon United Conservative Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre 2015
  Jeremy Nixon United Conservative Calgary-Klein 2019
  Rachel Notley New Democrat Edmonton-Strathcona 2008
  Ron Orr United Conservative Lacombe-Ponoka 2015
  Rakhi Pancholi New Democrat Edmonton-Whitemud 2019
  Prasad Panda United Conservative Calgary-Edgemont 2015 (by-election)
  Shannon Phillips New Democrat Lethbridge-West 2015
  Angela Pitt United Conservative Airdrie-East 2015
  Josephine Pon United Conservative Calgary-Beddington 2019
  Roger Reid United Conservative Livingstone-Macleod 2019
  Pat Rehn United Conservative Lesser Slave Lake 2019
  Marie Renaud New Democrat St. Albert 2015
  Miranda Rosin United Conservative Banff-Kananaskis 2019
  Garth Rowswell United Conservative Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright 2019
  Brad Rutherford United Conservative Leduc-Beaumont 2019
  Irfan Sabir New Democrat Calgary-McCall 2015
  Rajan Sawhney United Conservative Calgary-North East 2019
  Sonya Savage United Conservative Calgary-North West 2019
  Marlin Schmidt New Democrat Edmonton-Gold Bar 2015
  Joseph Schow United Conservative Cardston-Siksika 2019
  Rebecca Schulz United Conservative Calgary-Shaw 2019
  Doug Schweitzer United Conservative Calgary-Elbow 2019
  Tyler Shandro United Conservative Calgary-Acadia 2019
  David Shepherd New Democrat Edmonton-City Centre 2015
  Lori Sigurdson New Democrat Edmonton-Riverview 2015
  RJ Sigurdson United Conservative Highwood 2019
  Peter Singh United Conservative Calgary-East 2019
  Mark Smith United Conservative Drayton Valley-Devon 2015
  Jason Stephan United Conservative Red Deer-South 2019
  Heather Sweet New Democrat Edmonton-Manning 2015
  Travis Toews United Conservative Grande Prairie-Wapiti 2019
  Devinder Toor United Conservative Calgary-Falconridge 2019
  Searle Turton United Conservative Spruce Grove-Stony Plain 2019
  Glenn van Dijken United Conservative Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock 2015
  Jordan Walker United Conservative Sherwood Park 2019
  Rick Wilson United Conservative Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin 2019
  Dan Williams United Conservative Peace River 2019
  Tany Yao United Conservative Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo 2015
  Muhammad Yaseen United Conservative Calgary-North 2019
  • Absent from Legislature during 2008-2012 term

Standings during 30th AssemblyEdit

The 30th Alberta Legislative Assembly was constituted after the general election on April 16, 2019. The United Conservative Party, led by Jason Kenney, won a majority of seats and formed the government. The New Democrats, led by outgoing Premier Rachel Notley, won the second most seats and formed the official opposition.[12]

Seating planEdit

Notes and ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Legislative Assembly of Alberta". www.assembly.ab.ca.
  2. ^ The Alberta Act, 4-5 Edw. VII [1905], c. 3 (Canada), s. 12 .
  3. ^ "Legislative Assembly Act". Queen's Printer. Section 3(1). Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  4. ^ "Bill 21, Election Amendment Act, 2011" (PDF). The Legislative Assembly of Alberta. December 6, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "Election Act". Queen's Printer. Section 56. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  6. ^ "History of the building". www.alberta.ca.
  7. ^ "McDougall Centre". www.alberta.ca.
  8. ^ http://www.assembly.ab.ca/pub/gdbook/CitizensGuide.pdf
  9. ^ "Jeffers, Allan Merrick - Alberta On Record". albertaonrecord.ca.
  10. ^ "Alberta Legislature". Alberta Legislature - Explore Edmonton.
  11. ^ Legislative Assembly of Alberta: Elected Members of the Assembly
  12. ^ "Jason Kenney rides UCP wave to majority government in Alberta". CBC News. Apr 16, 2019.

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