Legislative Assembly of Alberta

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
28th Alberta Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Founded September 9, 1905 (1905-09-09)
Preceded by North-West Legislative Assembly
House Leader
Jonathan Denis, Progressive Conservative
since November 12, 2014
Opposition House Leader
Shayne Saskiw, Wildrose
since December 22, 2014
Seats 87
Political groups

Governing Party

  •   PC (70)

Opposition Parties

Last election
April 23, 2012
Meeting place
Edmonton leg.jpg
Legislature Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The Legislature grounds from the roof of the building.
Alberta Legislature Building

The Legislative Assembly of Alberta is one of two components of the Legislature of Alberta, the other being the Queen, represented by the Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta. The Alberta legislature meets in the Alberta Legislature Building in the provincial capital, Edmonton. The Legislative Assembly consists of 87 members, elected first past the post from single-member electoral districts.

The maximum period between general elections of the assembly, as set by the country's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, is five years,[1] but the premier controls the date of election and usually selects a date in the fourth or fifth year after the preceding election. Since 2011, Alberta has fixed election date legislation, fixing the election to a date between March 1 and May 31 in the fourth calendar year following the preceding election.[2] Alberta has never had a minority government, so an election as a result of a vote of no confidence has never occurred.

To be a candidate for election to the assembly, a person must be a Canadian citizen older than 18 who has lived in Alberta for at least six months before the election. Senators, senators in waiting, members of the House of Commons, and criminal inmates are ineligible.[3]

Current members[edit]

[Note: As of April, 7, 2015, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta have been dissolved following Premier Jim Prentice's request to the lieutenant-governor. Until the 29th Alberta Legislature have been elected(the 29th Alberta general election will be held at May 5 2015). There will be no MLAs in Alberta. Until then, the information for the 28th Alberta Legislative Assembly will be displayed for educational purposes.]

The current members of the Legislature were elected in the 28th Alberta general election held on April 23, 2012. Bold indicates cabinet members, and party leaders are italicized.

Member Party Constituency
  Anderson, RobRob Anderson Progressive Conservative Airdrie
  Johnson, JeffJeff Johnson Progressive Conservative Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater
  Casey, RonRon Casey Progressive Conservative Banff-Cochrane
  Kubinec, MaureenMaureen Kubinec Progressive Conservative Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock
  Vacant Battle River-Wainwright
  Leskiw, GeniaGenia Leskiw Progressive Conservative Bonnyville-Cold Lake
  Denis, JonathanJonathan Denis Progressive Conservative Calgary-Acadia
  DeLong, AlanaAlana DeLong Progressive Conservative Calgary-Bow
  Hehr, KentKent Hehr Liberal Calgary-Buffalo
  Fritz, YvonneYvonne Fritz Progressive Conservative Calgary-Cross
  Cusanelli, ChristineChristine Cusanelli Progressive Conservative Calgary-Currie
  Amery, MoeMoe Amery Progressive Conservative Calgary-East
  Dirks, GordonGordon Dirks Progressive Conservative Calgary-Elbow
  Forsyth, HeatherHeather Forsyth Wildrose Calgary-Fish Creek
  Prentice, JimJim Prentice Progressive Conservative Calgary-Foothills
  Cao, WayneWayne Cao Progressive Conservative Calgary-Fort
  Johnson, LindaLinda Johnson Progressive Conservative Calgary-Glenmore
  Bhullar, ManmeetManmeet Bhullar Progressive Conservative Calgary-Greenway
  Luan, JasonJason Luan Progressive Conservative Calgary-Hawkwood
  McIver, RicRic McIver Progressive Conservative Calgary-Hays
  Fawcett, KyleKyle Fawcett Progressive Conservative Calgary-Klein
  Rodney, DaveDave Rodney Progressive Conservative Calgary-Lougheed
  Brown, NeilNeil Brown Progressive Conservative Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill
  Kang, DarshanDarshan Kang Liberal Calgary-McCall
  Swann, DavidDavid Swann Liberal Calgary-Mountain View
  Jansen, SandraSandra Jansen Progressive Conservative Calgary-North West
  Woo-Paw, TeresaTeresa Woo-Paw Progressive Conservative Calgary-Northern Hills
  Wilson, JeffJeff Wilson Progressive Conservative Calgary-Shaw
  Fraser, RickRick Fraser Progressive Conservative Calgary-South East
  Kennedy-Glans, DonnaDonna Kennedy-Glans Progressive Conservative Calgary-Varsity
  Ellis, MikeMike Ellis Progressive Conservative Calgary-West
  Bikman, GaryGary Bikman Progressive Conservative Cardston-Taber-Warner
  McAllister, BruceBruce McAllister Progressive Conservative Chestermere-Rocky View
  Barnes, DrewDrew Barnes Wildrose Cypress-Medicine Hat
  McQueen, DianaDiana McQueen Progressive Conservative Drayton Valley-Devon
  Strankman, RickRick Strankman Wildrose Drumheller-Stettler
  Goudreau, HectorHector Goudreau Progressive Conservative Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley
  Bilous, DeronDeron Bilous NDP Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
  Eggen, DavidDavid Eggen NDP Edmonton-Calder
  Lukaszuk, ThomasThomas Lukaszuk Progressive Conservative Edmonton-Castle Downs
  Blakeman, LaurieLaurie Blakeman Liberal Edmonton-Centre
  Sarich, JaniceJanice Sarich Progressive Conservative Edmonton-Decore
  Bhardwaj, NareshNaresh Bhardwaj Progressive Conservative Edmonton-Ellerslie
  Klimchuk, HeatherHeather Klimchuk Progressive Conservative Edmonton-Glenora
  Dorward, DavidDavid Dorward Progressive Conservative Edmonton-Gold Bar
  Mason, BrianBrian Mason NDP Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood
  Sandhu, PeterPeter Sandhu Progressive Conservative Edmonton-Manning
  Xiao, DavidDavid Xiao Progressive Conservative Edmonton-McClung
  Sherman, RajRaj Sherman Liberal Edmonton-Meadowlark
  Zwozdesky, GeneGene Zwozdesky Progressive Conservative Edmonton-Mill Creek
  Quadri, SohailSohail Quadri Progressive Conservative Edmonton-Mill Woods
  Young, SteveSteve Young Progressive Conservative Edmonton-Riverview
  Horne, FredFred Horne Progressive Conservative Edmonton-Rutherford
  Jeneroux, MattMatt Jeneroux Progressive Conservative Edmonton-South West
  Notley, RachelRachel Notley NDP Edmonton-Strathcona
  Mandel, StephenStephen Mandel Progressive Conservative Edmonton-Whitemud
  Scott, DonDon Scott Progressive Conservative Fort McMurray-Conklin
  Allen, MikeMike Allen Progressive Conservative Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo
  Fenske, JacquieJacquie Fenske Progressive Conservative Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville
  McDonald, EverettEverett McDonald Progressive Conservative Grande Prairie-Smoky
  Drysdale, WayneWayne Drysdale Progressive Conservative Grande Prairie-Wapiti
  Smith, DanielleDanielle Smith Progressive Conservative Highwood
  Towle, KerryKerry Towle Progressive Conservative Innisfail-Sylvan Lake
  Saskiw, ShayneShayne Saskiw Wildrose Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills
  Fox, RodRod Fox Progressive Conservative Lacombe-Ponoka
  Rogers, GeorgeGeorge Rogers Progressive Conservative Leduc-Beaumont
  Calahasen, PearlPearl Calahasen Progressive Conservative Lesser Slave Lake
  Pastoor, BridgetBridget Pastoor Progressive Conservative Lethbridge-East
  Weadick, GregGreg Weadick Progressive Conservative Lethbridge-West
  Donovan, IanIan Donovan Progressive Conservative Little Bow
  Stier, PatPat Stier Wildrose Livingstone-Macleod
  Pedersen, BlakeBlake Pedersen Progressive Conservative Medicine Hat
  Rowe, BruceBruce Rowe Progressive Conservative Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills
  Oberle, FrankFrank Oberle Progressive Conservative Peace River
  Jablonski, Mary AnneMary Anne Jablonski Progressive Conservative Red Deer-North
  Dallas, CalCal Dallas Progressive Conservative Red Deer-South
  Anglin, JoeJoe Anglin Independent Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
  Olesen, CathyCathy Olesen Progressive Conservative Sherwood Park
  Vacant Spruce Grove-St. Albert
  Khan, StephenStephen Khan Progressive Conservative St. Albert
  Lemke, KenKen Lemke Progressive Conservative Stony Plain
  Quest, DaveDave Quest Progressive Conservative Strathcona-Sherwood Park
  Hale, JasonJason Hale Progressive Conservative Strathmore-Brooks
  Starke, RichardRichard Starke Progressive Conservative Vermilion-Lloydminster
  Campbell, RobinRobin Campbell Progressive Conservative West Yellowhead
  Olson, VerlynVerlyn Olson Progressive Conservative Wetaskiwin-Camrose
  VanderBurg, GeorgeGeorge VanderBurg Progressive Conservative Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

Seating plan[edit]

Leskiw Fritz Goudreau Anderson Rowe Pastoor Cao Anglin
Jablonski Dallas Hale DeLong Horne Kennedy-Glans Barnes Stier Strankman Sherman Kang Mason Bilous
Rogers Brown Young Weadick Quest Amery Forsyth Saskiw Blakeman Swann Hehr Notley Eggen
Khan Drysdale J. Johnson Fawcett Klimchuk Dirks Mandel Campbell Prentice Denis McQueen Oberle Bhullar Olson Scott Kubinec McIver
Sarich Starke Olesen Bhardwaj Dorward Woo-Paw McAllister Lemke VanderBurg Jansen Rodney Smith Fraser Cusanelli Quadri Fox
Allen Wilson Lukaszuk Pedersen Casey Donovan Calahasen Jeneroux L. Johnson Ellis Fenske McDonald Xiao Towle Bikman Luan Sandhu

Official Seating Plan (Retrieved March 10, 2015)

Standings during 28th Assembly[edit]

Number of members
per party by date
2012 2013 2014 2015
Apr 23 May 14 Jul 16 Dec 10 Mar 12 Mar 17 Jul 7 Aug 6 Sep 15 Sep 17 Sep 29 Oct 27 Nov 2 Nov 24 Dec 17 Jan 26 Jan 31
Progressive Conservative 61 60 59 60 59 58 59 58 57 58 57 61 63 72 71 70
Wildrose 17 16 14 5
Liberal 5
New Democratic 4
Independent 0 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 0 1
  Total members 87 86 85 83 87 86 85
Vacant 0 1 2 4 0 1 2
  Government Majority 35 33 31 33 31 29 31 30 29 31 35 39 57 56 55

After the defections of 11 Wildrose MLA's, the Liberals and Wildrose were tied at 5 seats each, but the Speaker ruled that Wildrose would continue as the Official Opposition, a status that carries additional funding and privileges.[4]


  1. ^ "Legislative Assembly Act". Queen's Printer. Section 3(1). Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bill 21, Election Amendment Act, 2011". The Legislative Assembly of Alberta. December 6, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Election Act". Queen's Printer. Section 56. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.edmontonsun.com/2014/12/23/wildrose-stays-as-official-opposition-in-alberta

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