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The Legislative Assembly of Quebec (French: Assemblée législative du Québec) was the name of the lower house of Quebec's legislature from 1867 to December 31, 1968, when it was renamed the National Assembly of Quebec. At the same time, the upper house of the legislature, the Legislative Council, was abolished. Both were initially created by the Constitution Act, 1867.
Legislative Assembly of Quebec
Assemblée législative du Québec
|Founded||July 1, 1867|
|Disbanded||December 31, 1968|
|Preceded by||Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada|
|Succeeded by||National Assembly of Quebec|
The presiding officer of the Assembly was known in French as orateur, a literal translation of the English term, speaker. When the Assembly was renamed so too was the title of its presiding officer, becoming known as the President.
The large chamber that housed the assembly is also known as le salon bleu (the blue hall) because of the predominance of the colour on the walls. It used to be known as le salon vert (the green hall) until 1978, when the colour was changed to suit the televising of parliamentary debates.
- "L'Assemblée législative devient l'Assemblée nationale: 31 décembre 1968". Révolution tranquille (in French). Government of Quebec. Archived from the original on September 8, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2012.