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The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly (French: Chambre d'assemblée de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador) is the unicameral deliberative assembly of the General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It meets in the Confederation Building in St. John's. Bills passed by the assembly are given royal assent by the King of Canada in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador, represented by the lieutenant governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
|50th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador|
Government House Leader
Opposition House Leader
|March 25, 2021|
|Colonial Building (1850-1959)|
Confederation Building (1959–present)
The governing party sits on the left side of the speaker of the House of Assembly as opposed to the traditional right side of the speaker. This tradition dates back to the 1850s as the heaters in the Colonial Building were located on the left side. Thus, the government chose to sit near the heat, and leave the opposition sitting in the cold.
Homes of Legislature edit
Before 1850 the legislature has sat at various locations including Mary Travers' tavern on Duckworth Street across from War Memorial 1832, St. John's Court House (at Duckworth and Church Hill) from 1833 to 1846, a building on southwest corner of Water Street and Prescott Street (since replaced with office building) and the site of the former St. Patrick’s Hall on Queen’s Road and Garrison Hill (demolished and replace by current building 1880).
Seating plan edit
Current as of October 2023 
Current members (MHAs) edit
Party leaders' names are written in bold and cabinet ministers in italic, with the Speaker of the House of Assembly designated by a dagger (†).
Seat total and official layout edit
|March 25, 2021||Current|
|Progressive Conservative||Tony Wakeham||13||12|
|New Democratic||Jim Dinn||2||3|
See also edit
- Maher, David. "You could say the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly is in its 'infant' stage | The Chronicle Herald". www.thechronicleherald.ca. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
- Newfoundland Act, 12-13 Geo. VI , c. 22 (U.K.), Sch. 1 (Terms of Union) s. 14
- O'Neill, Paul (2003). The Oldest City: The Story of St. John's, Newfoundland. St. Philip's, NL: Boulder Publications. p. 336. ISBN 9781459301238.
- "History – Benevolent Irish Society". Archived from the original on August 11, 2020.
- "October 2013".
- "Newfoundland's historic Colonial Building to undergo restoration – Daily Commercial News". Archived from the original on December 15, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
- "Full list of winners in Newfoundland and Labrador election". CBC News, November 30, 2015.
- "Seating Plan". Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. March 30, 2022. Retrieved March 30, 2022.