15th Alberta Legislature

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The 15th Alberta Legislative Assembly lasted from June 17, 1963 to dissolution on April 14, 1967. The Social Credit government had been re-elected to their eighth consecutive term in power under Premier Ernest Manning. The Liberals held opposition status with just two seats, and the Coalition party held third place in the Legislature.

Standings changes since the 15th general election[edit]

Number of members
per party by date
1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
Jun 17 Nov 22 Jan 20 Feb 2 Mar 29 Aug 4 Oct 6 Apr 24
     Social Credit 60 59 60 59 58 57
Liberal 2 3
Coalition 1
     NDP 0 1
     Independent Social Credit 0 1
Total members 63 62 63 62 63 62 63
Vacant 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
Government Majority 57 56 57 56 55 54 53 51
Membership changes in the 15th Assembly
Date Member Name District Party Reason
     November 22, 1963 Petrie Meston Three Hills Social Credit Died
     January 20, 1964 Roy Davidson Three Hills Social Credit Elected in a by-election.
     February 2, 1965 Norman Willmore Edson Social Credit Died in a traffic accident
     March 29, 1965 William Switzer Edson Liberal Elected in a by-election.
     August 4, 1966 William Kovach Pincher Creek-Crowsnest Social Credit Died from a heart seizure.[1]
     October 6, 1966 Garth Turcott Pincher Creek-Crowsnest NDP Elected in a by-election.
Standings changes after dissolution on April 14, 1967
     April 24, 1967 Cornelia Wood Stony Plain Independent Social Credit Lost nomination on February 11, Left to run as Independent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alberta MLA Dies While On Fishing Trip". Vol LIX No. 199 (Lethbridge Daily Herald). August 5, 1966. p. 1. 

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