Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is one of two components of the Parliament of British Columbia, while the other is Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, represented by the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.
|Legislative Assembly of British Columbia|
|41st Parliament of British Columbia|
|Founded||July 20, 1871|
|Preceded by||Legislative Council|
Confidence and supply
|May 9, 2017|
|42nd British Columbia general election|
|Parliament Building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
The Legislative Assembly meets in Victoria. Members are elected from provincial ridings and are referred to as Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). The current Parliament is the 41st Parliament. The most recent general election was the British Columbia general election held on May 9, 2017. The next election is scheduled to be held on May 11, 2021, if the legislative assembly is not to be dissolved earlier.
Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly are broadcast to cable viewers in the province by Hansard Broadcasting Services.
Party standings in the 41st ParliamentEdit
Seating plan to the 41st Parliament during Liberal Party governmentEdit
Seating plan to the 41st Parliament during New Democratic Party governmentEdit
|Membership changes in the 41st Parliament|
|May 9, 2017||See list of members||Election day of the 41st British Columbia general election|
|July 18, 2017||No change||Swearing in of the NDP government (with confidence and supply from the Green Party), following the defeat of the Liberal government in a confidence vote.|
|August 4, 2017||Christy Clark||Kelowna West||Liberal||Resigned her seat and as Liberal Party leader, following the defeat of her government and the swearing in of the New Democratic Party government.|
|September 9, 2017||Darryl Plecas||Abbotsford South||Independent||Expelled from the Liberal caucus the day after being elected Speaker. He and the rest of the caucus had previously agreed not to serve as Speaker for a New Democratic Party government.|
|February 14, 2018||Ben Stewart||Kelowna West||Liberal||Elected in by-election; Liberal hold.|
- Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia: Hon. Dr. Darryl Plecas, Independent
Other chair occupantsEdit
- Deputy speaker; chair, committee of the whole: Raj Chouhan
- Assistant deputy speaker: Linda Reid
- Deputy chair, committee of the whole: Spencer Chandra Herbert
- Premier of British Columbia: Hon. John Horgan, BC NDP
- Leader of the Opposition: Andrew Wilkinson, BC Liberal
- Green Party Leader: Andrew Weaver
- Government House Leader: Hon. Mike Farnworth
- Opposition House Leader: Mike de Jong
- Green Party House Leader: Sonia Furstenau
- Opposition Critic Roles Announced, B.C. Liberal Party news release, August 3, 2017. Accessed 27 November 2017.
- UK Parliament. Order of Her Majesty in Council admitting British Columbia into the Union, dated the 16th day of May 1871 as made, from legislation.gov.uk.
- "Edited Hansard of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session". Queen's Printer for Canada. February 1, 2012.
See the YouTube clip, MP Joyce Murray on the Black Rod of B.C..
- "2014 Speech from the Throne in Photos". BC b-sides. Province of British Columbia. February 18, 2014.
See the YouTube clip, B.C. Diamond Jubilee Inaugural Celebration Event, as another source.