25th Alberta Legislature

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25th Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Type
Type Unicameral
Houses Legislative Assembly
Leadership
Speaker Ken Kowalski, Progressive Conservative
1997–2012
Seats 83
Meeting place
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Legislature Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Website
www.assembly.ab.ca

The members of the 25th Alberta Legislative Assembly were elected in the general election held on March 12, 2001 and, with the exception of the three MLAs listed below, held their seats until dissolution of the legislature on October 25, 2004.

On November 22, 2004, the 26th Alberta general election was held to elect the next legislature.

History[edit]

The 25th Legislative Assembly was ushered in with a massive Progressive Conservative majority, with Alberta being dubbed Ralph's World following the 2001 general election. The official opposition Liberals began a turbulent period that would see the party go through four leaders.

The third party Alberta New Democrats also changed leaders in July 2004 with the retirement of Raj Pannu.

Towards the end of the legislature for the first time since 1985, a new party caucus was formed. Edmonton-Norwood MLA Gary Masyk would cross the floor to the Alberta Alliance which had been formed in 2002 and registered in 2003 creating the caucus for that party. His reason for leaving was the Premier's interference in the 2004 federal election that coincided with a sharp decline in poll numbers that kept the federal Conservatives from winning the election. His electoral district was also abolished in the 2004 Alberta Boundary Re-distribution.

Support the Progressive Conservatives softened through the reign of the Assembly but still remained high during the 2004 general election.

Members of the 25th Legislature by district[edit]

  District Member Party Notes
     Athabasca-Wabasca Mike Cardinal Progressive Conservative
     Airdrie-Rocky View Carol Haley Progressive Conservative
     Banff-Cochrane Janis Tarchuk Progressive Conservative
     Barrhead-Westlock Ken Kowalski Progressive Conservative
     Bonnyville-Cold Lake Denis Ducharme Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Bow Alana DeLong Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Buffalo Harvey Cenaiko Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Cross Yvonne Fritz Progressive Conservative
     Calgary Currie Jon Lord Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-East Moe Amery Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Egmont Denis Herard Progressive Conservative
     Calgary Elbow Ralph Klein Progressive Conservative
     Calgary Fish Creek Heather Forsyth Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Foothills Pat Nelson Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Fort Wayne Cao Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Glenmore Ron Stevens Progressive Conservative
     Calgary Lougheed Marlene Graham Progressive Conservative
     Calgary McCall Shiraz Shariff Progressive Conservative
     Calgary Montrose Hung Pham Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Mountain View Mark Hlady Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-North Hill Richard Magnus Progressive Conservative
     Calgary North West Greg Melchin Progressive Conservative
     Calgary Nose Creek Gary Mar Progressive Conservative
     Calgary Shaw Cindy Ady Progressive Conservative
     Calgary-Varsity Murray Smith Progressive Conservative
     Calgary West Karen Kryczka Progressive Conservative
     Cardston-Taber-Warner Broyce Jacobs Progressive Conservative
     Clover Bar-Fort Saskatchewan Rob Lougheed Progressive Conservative
     Cypress-Medicine Hat Lorne Taylor Progressive Conservative
     Drayton Valley-Calmar Tony Abbott Progressive Conservative
     Drumheller-Chinook Shirley McClellan Progressive Conservative
     Dunvegan Hector Goudreau Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview Julius Yankowsky Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Calder Brent Rathgeber Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton Castle Downs Thomas Lukaszuk Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton Centre Laurie Blakeman Liberal
     Edmonton Ellerslie Debby Carlson Liberal Resigned
Vacant at dissolution
     Edmonton-Glengarry Bill Bonner Liberal
     Edmonton-Glenora Drew Hutton Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Gold Bar Hugh MacDonald Liberal
     Edmonton-Highlands Brian Mason NDP
     Edmonton Manning Tony Vandermeer Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-McClung Mark Norris Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton Meadowlark Bob Maskell Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton Mill Creek Gene Zwozdesky Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Mill Woods Don Massey Liberal
     Edmonton-Norwood Gary Masyk Progressive Conservative Crossed the floor
     Alberta Alliance
     Edmonton Riverview Kevin Taft Liberal
     Edmonton Rutherford Ian McClelland Progressive Conservative
     Edmonton-Strathcona Raj Pannu NDP
     Edmonton-Whitemud David Hancock Progressive Conservative
     Fort McMurray Guy Boutilier Progressive Conservative
     Grande Prairie-Smoky Mel Knight Progressive Conservative
     Grande Prairie-Wapiti Gordon Graydon Progressive Conservative
     Highwood Don Tannas Progressive Conservative
     Innisfail-Sylvan Lake Luke Ouellette Progressive Conservative
     Lac La Biche-St. Paul Ray Danyluk Progressive Conservative
     Lacombe-Stettler Judy Gordon Progressive Conservative
     Lesser Slave Lake Pearl Calahasen Progressive Conservative
     Leduc Albert Klapstein Progressive Conservative
     Lethbridge-East Ken Nicol Liberal Resigned
Vacant at dissolution
     Lethbridge-West Clint Dunford Progressive Conservative
     Little Bow Barry McFarland Progressive Conservative
     Livingstone-Macleod David Coutts Progressive Conservative
     Medicine Hat Rob Renner Progressive Conservative
     Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Richard Marz Progressive Conservative
     Peace River Gary Friedel Progressive Conservative
     Ponoka-Rimbey Halvar Jonson Progressive Conservative
     Red Deer North Mary Anne Jablonski Progressive Conservative
     Red Deer South Victor Doerksen Progressive Conservative
     Redwater Dave Broda Progressive Conservative
     Rocky Mountain House Ty Lund Progressive Conservative
     Sherwood Park Iris Evans Progressive Conservative
     St. Albert Mary O'Neill Progressive Conservative
     Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert Doug Horner Progressive Conservative
     Stony Plain Stan Woloshyn Progressive Conservative
     Strathmore-Brooks Lyle Oberg Progressive Conservative
     Vegreville-Viking Ed Stelmach Progressive Conservative
     Vermilion-Lloydminster Lloyd Snelgrove Progressive Conservative
     Wainwright Robert Fischer Progressive Conservative Resigned
     Doug Griffiths Progressive Conservative Elected by-election
     West Yellowhead Ivan Strang Progressive Conservative
     Wetaskiwin-Camrose LeRoy Johnson Progressive Conservative
     Whitecourt-Ste. Anne George VanderBurg Progressive Conservative

Standings changes during the 25th Assembly[edit]

Number of members
per party by date
2001 2002 2004
Mar 12 Dec 31 Apr 8 May 25 May 28 Jun 29
     Progressive Conservative 74 73 74 73
Liberal 7 6 5
     NDP 2
     Alberta Alliance 0 1
Total members 83 82 83 82 81
Vacant 0 1 0 1 2
Government Majority 65 64 65 66 67 65
  1. December 31, 2001 Robert Fischer, Wainwright resigns
  2. April 8, 2002 Doug Griffiths, Wainwright elected in a by-election
  3. May 25, 2004 Ken Nicol, Lethbridge-East resigns to run in a federal election
  4. May 28, 2004 Debby Carlson, Edmonton Ellerslie resigned to run in a federal election
  5. June 29, 2004 Gary Masyk, Edmonton Norwood crossed the floor to the Alberta Alliance

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