3rd Alberta Legislature

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The 3rd Legislative Assembly of Alberta lasted from 1913 to 1917 and was the first in Alberta history with a significant opposition. The government was head by Premier Arthur Sifton and the Alberta Liberal Party. This was their second term in power and their first after asking the electorate for a mandate since Sifton was asked to form government on May 26, 1910.

The standings changed little during the 3rd legislature only 4 by-elections 3 of which resulted in the return of new members and no floor crossings occurred.

Sitting dates[edit]

  • 1st session September 16, 1913 - October 25, 1913
  • 2nd session October 7, 1914 - October 22, 1914
  • 3rd session February 25, 1915 - April 17, 1915
  • 4th session February 24, 1916 - April 19, 1916
  • 5th session February 6, 1917 - April 5, 1917

Members election in the 1913 general election[edit]

Cabinet[edit]

  District Member Party Portfolio Notes
     Vermilion Arthur Lewis Sifton Liberal Premier of Alberta
Provincial Treasurer
     Bow Valley Charles R. Mitchell Liberal Minister of Public Works
Provincial Treasurer
Elected in a by-election June 12, 1913
Appointed Provincial Treasurer November 28, 1913
     Olds Duncan Marshall Liberal Minister of Agriculture
     Sedgewick Charles Stewart Liberal Minister of Municipal Affairs
Minister of Public Works
Appointed Minister of Public Works November 28, 1913
     Beaver River Wilfrid Gariépy Liberal Minister of Municipal Affairs Elected in a by-election December 15, 1913
Appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs November 28, 1913
Edmonton Charles Wilson Cross Liberal Attorney General
Edson
     Sturgeon John R. Boyle Liberal Minister of Education
     Taber Archibald J. McLean Liberal Provincial Secretary

Private members[edit]

  District Member Party
     Acadia John McColl Liberal
     Athabasca Alexander Grant MacKay Liberal
     Bow Valley George Lane Liberal
     Camrose George P. Smith Liberal
     Cardston Martin Woolf Liberal
     Claresholm William Moffat Liberal
     Clearwater Henry William McKenney Liberal
     Cochrane Charles W. Fisher Liberal
     Coronation Frank H. Whiteside Liberal
     Didsbury Joseph Stauffer Liberal
     Gleichen John Peter McArthur Liberal
     Grouard Jean Côté Liberal
     Hand Hills Robert Eaton Liberal
     Lac Ste. Anne Peter Gunn Liberal
     Lacombe William Puffer Liberal
     Leduc Stanley Tobin Liberal
     Little Bow James McNaughton Liberal
     Nanton John M. Glendenning Liberal
     Pembina Gordon MacDonald Liberal
     Ponoka William A. Campbell Liberal
     Redcliff Charles Pingle Liberal
     Ribstone James Gray Turgeon Liberal
     St. Albert Lucien Boudreau Liberal
     Stettler Robert L. Shaw Liberal
     St. Paul Prosper-Edmond Lessard Liberal
     Vegreville Joseph S. McCallum Liberal
     Victoria Francis A. Walker Liberal
     Warner Frank Leffingwell Liberal
     Wetaskiwin Charles H. Olin Liberal
     Whitford Andrew Shandro Liberal
  District Member Party
     Alexandra James R. Lowery Conservative
     North Calgary Samuel Bacon Hillocks Conservative
     South Calgary Thomas Blow Conservative
     Centre Calgary Thomas Tweedie Conservative
     Edmonton Albert Ewing Conservative
     Edmonton South Herbert Crawford Conservative
     High River George Douglas Stanley Conservative
     Innisfail Fred W. Archer Conservative
     Lethbridge City John Smith Stewart Conservative
     Macleod Robert Patterson Conservative
     Medicine Hat Nelson Spencer Conservative
     Okotoks George Hoadley Conservative
     Peace River Alphaeus Patterson Conservative
     Pincher Creek John Kemmis Conservative
     Red Deer Edward Michener Conservative
     Rocky Mountain Robert Campbell Conservative
     Stony Plain Conrad Weidenhammer Conservative
     Wainwright George LeRoy Hudson Conservative

By-elections[edit]

  District Member Party Reason for By-Election
     Bow Valley Charles R. Mitchell Liberal June 12, 1913—Resignation of George Lane
     Beaver River Wilfrid Gariépy Liberal December 15, 1913— Wilfrid Gariepy appointed to cabinet.
     Wetaskiwin Hugh John Montgomery Liberal November 17, 1914— Death of Charles H. Olin.
     Whitford Andrew Shandro Liberal March 15, 1915— Election of Andrew Shandro declared void

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