Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

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Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
40th Parliament of British Columbia
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded July 20, 1871 (1871-07-20)
Preceded by none
Leadership
Linda ReidLiberal
since June 26, 2013
Christy ClarkLiberal
since March 14, 2011
John HorganNDP
since May 4, 2014
Government
House Leader
Rich ColemanLiberal
since March 14, 2011
Opposition
House Leader
Bruce RalstonNDP
since March 18, 2014
Structure
Seats 85
Political groups
Liberal Party
New Democratic Party
Green Party
Elections
Last election
May 14, 2013
Meeting place
BC Legislature Buildings.jpg
Parliament Building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Website
leg.bc.ca
Located in Victoria, British Columbia and officially opened in 1898 with a 500-foot-long facade (150 m), central dome, two end pavilions, and a gold-covered statue of Captain George Vancouver, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings is home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
The Parliament Buildings roof with a gold-covered statue of Captain George Vancouver
The Legislative Buildings, Victoria, BC. (Pacific Undersea Gardens also pictured.)
The legislature of British Columbia in session, 1921
Legislative Chamber

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is one of two components of the Legislature of British Columbia, the provincial parliament (the other is the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia).

The Legislature meets in Victoria. Members are elected from provincial ridings and are referred to as Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). The current Parliament is the 40th Parliament. The most recent general election was the British Columbia general election held on May 14, 2013.

Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly are broadcast to cable viewers in the province by Hansard TV.

Parliaments[edit]

Legislature Start End   Premier   Opposition Leader
29th 1970 1972 W. A. C. Bennett Thomas R. Berger
Dave Barrett
30th 1972 1975 Dave Barrett W. A. C. Bennett
Bill Bennett
31st 1976 1979 Bill Bennett Dave Barrett
32nd 1979 1982 Bill Bennett Dave Barrett
33rd 1983 1986 Bill Bennett Dave Barrett
Bob Skelly
34th 1987 1991 Bill Vander Zalm Bob Skelly
Rita Johnston Mike Harcourt
35th 1992 1996 Mike Harcourt Gordon Wilson
Gordon Campbell
36th 1996 2001 Glen Clark Gordon Campbell
Dan Miller
Ujjal Dosanjh
37th 2001 2005 Gordon Campbell Joy MacPhail
38th 2005 2009 Gordon Campbell Carole James
39th 2009 2013 Gordon Campbell Carole James
Christy Clark Dawn Black
Adrian Dix
40th 2013 present Christy Clark Adrian Dix
John Horgan

Current members[edit]

The current interim Green Party leader Adam Olsen is not a sitting member of the Legislative Assembly.

Member Party Electoral district
Darryl Plecas Liberal Abbotsford South
Mike de Jong Liberal Abbotsford West
Simon Gibson Liberal Abbotsford-Mission
     Scott Fraser NDP Alberni-Pacific Rim
Linda Larson Liberal Boundary-Similkameen
     Kathy Corrigan NDP Burnaby-Deer Lake
     Raj Chouhan NDP Burnaby-Edmonds
     Jane Shin NDP Burnaby-Lougheed
Richard Lee Liberal Burnaby North
Donna Barnett Liberal Cariboo-Chilcotin
Coralee Oakes Liberal Cariboo North
John Martin Liberal Chilliwack
Laurie Throness Liberal Chilliwack-Hope
     Norm Macdonald NDP Columbia River-Revelstoke
Don McRae Liberal Comox Valley
Douglas Horne Liberal Coquitlam-Burke Mountain
Selina Robinson NDP Coquitlam-Maillardville
     Bill Routley NDP Cowichan Valley
Scott Hamilton Liberal Delta North
     Vicki Huntington Independent Delta South
     Maurine Karagianis NDP Esquimalt-Royal Roads
Rich Coleman Liberal Fort Langley-Aldergrove
Jackie Tegart Liberal Fraser-Nicola
     John Horgan NDP Juan de Fuca
Terry Lake Liberal Kamloops-North Thompson
Todd Stone Liberal Kamloops-South Thompson
Norm Letnick Liberal Kelowna-Lake Country
Steve Thomson Liberal Kelowna-Mission
Bill Bennett Liberal Kootenay East
     Katrine Conroy NDP Kootenay West
Mary Polak Liberal Langley
Marc Dalton Liberal Maple Ridge-Mission
Doug Bing Liberal Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
     Leonard Krog NDP Nanaimo
     Doug Routley NDP Nanaimo-North Cowichan
John Rustad Liberal Nechako Lakes
     Michelle Mungall NDP Nelson-Creston
     Judy Darcy NDP New Westminster
     Jennifer Rice NDP North Coast
     Claire Trevena NDP North Island
Naomi Yamamoto Liberal North Vancouver-Lonsdale
Jane Thornthwaite Liberal North Vancouver-Seymour
Andrew J. Weaver Green Oak Bay-Gordon Head
Michelle Stilwell Liberal Parksville-Qualicum
Pat Pimm Liberal Peace River North
Mike Bernier Liberal Peace River South
Dan Ashton Liberal Penticton
     Mike Farnworth NDP Port Coquitlam
Linda Reimer Liberal Port Moody-Coquitlam
     Nicholas Simons NDP Powell River-Sunshine Coast
Mike Morris Liberal Prince George-Mackenzie
Shirley Bond Liberal Prince George-Valemount
Teresa Wat Liberal Richmond Centre
Linda Reid Liberal Richmond East
John Yap Liberal Richmond-Steveston
     Gary Holman NDP Saanich North and the Islands
     Lana Popham NDP Saanich South
Greg Kyllo Liberal Shuswap
     Robin Austin NDP Skeena
     Doug Donaldson NDP Stikine
Stephanie Cadieux Liberal Surrey-Cloverdale
Peter Fassbender Liberal Surrey-Fleetwood
     Sue Hammell NDP Surrey-Green Timbers
     Harry Bains NDP Surrey-Newton
Marvin Hunt Liberal Surrey-Panorama
Amrik Virk Liberal Surrey-Tynehead
     Bruce Ralston NDP Surrey-Whalley
Gordon Hogg Liberal Surrey-White Rock
     George Heyman NDP Vancouver-Fairview
Sam Sullivan Liberal Vancouver-False Creek
Suzanne Anton Liberal Vancouver-Fraserview
     Shane Simpson NDP Vancouver-Hastings
     Mable Elmore NDP Vancouver-Kensington
     Adrian Dix NDP Vancouver-Kingsway
Moira Stilwell Liberal Vancouver-Langara
     Jenny Kwan NDP Vancouver-Mount Pleasant
     David Eby NDP Vancouver-Point Grey
Andrew Wilkinson Liberal Vancouver-Quilchena
     Spencer Chandra Herbert NDP Vancouver-West End
Eric Foster Liberal Vernon-Monashee
     Carole James NDP Victoria-Beacon Hill
     Rob Fleming NDP Victoria-Swan Lake
Ralph Sultan Liberal West Vancouver-Capilano
Jordan Sturdy Liberal West Vancouver-Sea to Sky
Christy Clark Liberal Westside-Kelowna

Current party standings[edit]

Seating plan to the 40th Parliament[edit]

Chouhan Rice Holman B. Routley
Norm Macdonald Karagianis Eby Mungall Bains Elmore Shin Heyman Darcy Robinson Krog Trevena D. Routley Simons Fraser Weaver Bernier Martin Gibson Mo. Stilwell
Hammell Simpson Farnworth Ralston Horgan James Dix Corrigan Popham Fleming Kwan Conroy Austin Donaldson Chandra Herbert Huntington Throness Larson Foster
Reid
Cadieux Lake Polak de Jong CLARK Coleman Anton Bond Bennett Letnick Barnett Yap Thornthwaite Dalton Plecas Lee Kyllo Tegart Mi. Stilwell
Pimm McRae Stone Fassbender Oakes Wat Thomson Virk Rustad Wilkinson Yamamoto Sultan Hamilton Reimer Ashton Morris Hunt Sullivan
Horne Sturdy Bing Hogg

Standings changes[edit]

Number of members
per party by date
2013
May 14 June 5 July 10
Liberal 49 48 49
     NDP 34
Green 1
     Independent 1
Total members 85 84 85
Vacant 0 1 0
Government Majority 13 12 13

Officeholders[edit]

Speaker[edit]

Other Chair occupants[edit]

Leaders[edit]

House leaders[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edited Hansard of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session". Queen's Printer for Canada. Wednesday, 2012-02-01. "See the YouTube clip, MP Joyce Murray on the Black Rod of B.C.."  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "2014 Speech from the Throne in Photos". BC b-sides (Province of British Columbia). 2014-02-18. "See the YouTube clip, B.C. Diamond Jubilee Inaugural Celebration Event, as another source." 

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