Legislative Assembly of Alberta

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
28th Alberta Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded September 9, 1905 (1905-09-09)
Preceded by North-West Legislative Assembly
Leadership
House Leader
Diana McQueen, Progressive Conservative
since September 15, 2014
Opposition House Leader
Rob AndersonWildrose
since May 1, 2012
Structure
Seats 87
Political groups
Progressive Conservative
Wildrose
Liberal
New Democratic
Elections
Last election
April 23, 2012
Meeting place
Edmonton leg.jpg
Legislature Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Website
www.assembly.ab.ca
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 had 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]

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 Wildrose Airdrie
     Johnson, JeffJeff Johnson Progressive Conservative Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater
     Casey, RonRon Casey Progressive Conservative Banff-Cochrane
     Kubinec, MaureenMaureen Kubinec Progressive Conservative Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock
     Griffiths, DougDoug Griffiths Progressive Conservative 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
Vacant Calgary-Elbow
     Forsyth, HeatherHeather Forsyth Wildrose Calgary-Fish Creek
Vacant 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 Wildrose Calgary-Shaw
     Fraser, RickRick Fraser Progressive Conservative Calgary-South East
     Kennedy-Glans, DonnaDonna Kennedy-Glans Progressive Conservative Calgary-Varsity
Vacant Calgary-West
     Bikman, GaryGary Bikman Wildrose Cardston-Taber-Warner
     McAllister, BruceBruce McAllister Wildrose 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
Vacant 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 Wildrose Highwood
     Towle, KerryKerry Towle Wildrose Innisfail-Sylvan Lake
     Saskiw, ShayneShayne Saskiw Wildrose Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills
     Fox, RodRod Fox Wildrose 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 Wildrose Little Bow
     Stier, PatPat Stier Wildrose Livingstone-Macleod
     Pedersen, BlakeBlake Pedersen Wildrose Medicine Hat
     Rowe, BruceBruce Rowe Wildrose 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 Wildrose Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
     Olesen, CathyCathy Olesen Progressive Conservative Sherwood Park
     Horner, DougDoug Horner Progressive Conservative 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 Wildrose 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]

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

Official Seating Plan (Retrieved April 7, 2014)

Standings during 28th Assembly[edit]


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

References[edit]

  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. 

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