Legislative Assembly of Manitoba

The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (French: Assemblée législative du Manitoba) is the deliberative assembly of the Manitoba Legislature in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Fifty-seven members are elected to this assembly at provincial general elections, all in single-member constituencies with first-past-the-post voting. Bills passed by the Legislative Assembly are given royal assent by the King of Canada in Right of Manitoba, represented by the lieutenant governor of Manitoba.[1] The Manitoba Legislative Building is located in central Winnipeg.

Legislative Assembly of Manitoba

Assemblée législative du Manitoba
43rd Manitoba Legislature
Type
Type
Lower house (1870–1876) then unicameral house
of the Manitoba Legislature
History
Founded1870 (1870)
Leadership
Government House Leader
Official Opposition House Leader
Structure
Seats57
Political groups
His Majesty's Government
  •   NDP (34)

His Majesty's Loyal Opposition

  •   PC (22)

Other parties

Committees
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Crown Corporations
  • Human Resources
  • Justice
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Private Bills
  • Public Accounts
  • Social and Economic Development
Elections
First Past the Post
Last election
October 3, 2023
Next election
On or before October 5, 2027
Meeting place
Flowers in front of the Legislative.
Website
www.gov.mb.ca/legislature
The Legislative Chamber
The Golden Boy, or "Eternal Youth"

The premier of Manitoba is Wab Kinew, and the speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is Tom Lindsey. Both are members of the New Democratic Party.

Historically, the Legislature of Manitoba had another chamber, the Legislative Council of Manitoba, but this was abolished in 1876, just six years after the province was formed.[2]

The 42nd Legislature was dissolved on September 5, 2023, and a general election was called for October 3, 2023.[3]

Current members edit

  • Members in bold are in the Cabinet of Manitoba
  • Party leaders are italicized
  • Speaker of the Assembly
Riding Party MLA
Agassiz Progressive Conservative Jodie Byram
Assiniboia New Democratic Nellie Kennedy
Borderland Progressive Conservative Josh Guenter
Brandon East New Democratic Glen Simard
Brandon West Progressive Conservative Wayne Balcaen
Burrows New Democratic Diljeet Brar
Concordia New Democratic Matt Wiebe
Dauphin New Democratic Ron Kostyshyn
Dawson Trail Progressive Conservative Bob Lagassé
Elmwood New Democratic Jim Maloway
Flin Flon New Democratic Tom Lindsey
Fort Garry New Democratic Mark Wasyliw
Fort Richmond New Democratic Jennifer Chen
Fort Rouge New Democratic Wab Kinew
Fort Whyte Progressive Conservative Obby Khan
Interlake-Gimli Progressive Conservative Derek Johnson
Keewatinook New Democratic Ian Bushie
Kildonan-River East New Democratic Rachelle Schott
Kirkfield Park New Democratic Logan Oxenham
La Verendrye Progressive Conservative Konrad Narth
Lac du Bonnet Progressive Conservative Wayne Ewasko
Lagimodière New Democratic Tyler Blashko
Lakeside Progressive Conservative Trevor King
McPhillips New Democratic Jasdeep Devgan
Midland Progressive Conservative Lauren Stone
Morden-Winkler Progressive Conservative Carrie Hiebert
Notre Dame New Democratic Malaya Marcelino
Point Douglas New Democratic Bernadette Smith
Portage la Prairie Progressive Conservative Jeff Bereza
Radisson New Democratic Jelynn Dela Cruz
Red River North Progressive Conservative Jeff Wharton
Riding Mountain Progressive Conservative Greg Nesbitt
Riel New Democratic Mike Moyes
River Heights New Democratic Mike Moroz
Roblin Progressive Conservative Kathleen Cook
Rossmere New Democratic Tracy Schmidt
Seine River New Democratic Billie Cross
Selkirk Progressive Conservative Richard Perchotte
Southdale New Democratic Renée Cable
Springfield-Ritchot Progressive Conservative Ron Schuler
Spruce Woods Progressive Conservative Grant Jackson
St. Boniface New Democratic Robert Loiselle
St. James New Democratic Adrien Sala
St. Johns New Democratic Nahanni Fontaine
St. Vital New Democratic Jamie Moses
Steinbach Progressive Conservative Kelvin Goertzen
Swan River Progressive Conservative Rick Wowchuk
The Maples New Democratic Mintu Sandhu
The Pas-Kameesak New Democratic Amanda Lathlin
Thompson New Democratic Eric Redhead
Transcona New Democratic Nello Altomare
Turtle Mountain Progressive Conservative Doyle Piwniuk
Tuxedo Progressive Conservative Heather Stefanson
Tyndall Park Liberal Cindy Lamoureux
Union Station New Democratic Uzoma Asagwara
Waverley New Democratic David Pankratz
Wolseley New Democratic Lisa Naylor

Seating plan edit

Affiliation Members
  New Democratic Party 34
  Progressive Conservative 22
  Liberal Party 1
Total Seats 57
Government Majority 11

The seating arrangement is viewable at the official website.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ The Legislative Assembly Act, CCSM [1987], c. L110, s. 2
  2. ^ "Manitoba's Legislative Council". Manitoba Pageant. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2023-09-14.
  3. ^ "Election period officially begins in Manitoba Ahead of Oct. 3 vote". CBC News Manitoba. September 5, 2023. Retrieved 2023-09-14.
  4. ^ Seating Arrangement and Current List. The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Retrieved 14 June 2016.

External links edit