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 Unicameral house of the Parliament of British Columbia
Founded July 20, 1871 (1871-07-20)
Preceded by none
Speaker Linda Reid, Liberal
Since June 26, 2013
Premier Christy Clark, Liberal
Since March 14, 2011
Leader of the
Adrian Dix, NDP
Since April 17, 2011
House Leader
Rich Coleman, Liberal
Since March 14, 2011
House Leader
John Horgan, NDP
Since April 26, 2011
Seats 85
Political groups Liberal Party
New Democratic Party
Green Party
Last election May 14, 2013
Meeting place
BC Legislature Buildings.jpg
Parliament Building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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.


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

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 at the beginning of the 40th Parliament[edit]

Chouhan Rice Shin Holman
Norm Macdonald Karagianis Eby Mungall Bains Elmore Heyman Darcy Krog Robinson Trevena B. Routley D. Routley Simons Fraser Weaver Martin Bernier Gibson Mo. Stilwell
Corrigan Simpson James Horgan DIX Farnworth Kwan Ralston Popham Fleming Conroy Austin Hammell Donaldson Chandra Herbert Huntington Throness Larson Foster ****
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
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



Other Chair occupants[edit]


House leaders[edit]

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 48°25′10″N 123°22′13″W / 48.4195°N 123.3703°W / 48.4195; -123.3703