General Assembly of Prince Edward Island

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General Assembly of Prince Edward Island
64th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island
Type
Type
Bicameral (1773–1893)
Unicameral (1893–)
Houses Legislative Council (1773-1893)
House of Assembly (1773-1893)
Legislative Assembly (1893-)
History
Founded 1773 (1773)
Meeting place
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Province House, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

The General Assembly of Prince Edward Island is the legislature of the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Today, the legislature is made of two elements: the monarch of Canada, represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, and the unicameral assembly called the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. The legislature was first established in 1773.

Like the Canadian federal government, Prince Edward Island uses a Westminster-style parliamentary government, in which members are sent to the Legislative Assembly after general elections and from there the party with the most seats chooses a Premier of Prince Edward Island and Executive Council of Prince Edward Island. The premier acts as Prince Edward Island's head of government, while the Queen of Canada acts as its head of state.

The legislature was originally bicameral, with an upper house called the Legislative Council of Prince Edward Island and a lower house called the House of Assembly of Prince Edward Island. The Legislative Council also held executive power until 1839. In 1893 the houses were amalgamated into the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. Unlike other provinces that eliminated their upper house, the assembly continued to have a distinction between members elected as Councillors and members elected as Assemblymen. This distinction was eliminated in 1996, giving all members the title Member of the Legislative Assembly.

List of Assemblies[edit]

Assembly Period Election Dissolution
64th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 2011- present October 3, 2011
63rd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 2007 - 2011 May 28, 2007
62nd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 2003 - 2007 September 29, 2003
61st General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 2000 - 2003 April 17, 2000
60th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1996 - 2000 November 18, 1996
59th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1993 - 1996 March 29, 1993
58th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1989 - 1993 May 29, 1989
57th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1986 - 1989 April 21, 1986
56th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1982 - 1986 September 27, 1982
55th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1979 - 1982 April 23, 1979
54th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1978 - 1979 April 24, 1978
53rd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1974 - 1978 April 29, 1974
52nd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1970 - 1974 May 11, 1970
51st General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1966 - 1970 May 30, 1966
50th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1962 - 1966 December 10, 1962 April 14, 1966
49th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1959 - 1962 September 1, 1959 November 8, 1962
48th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1955 - 1959 May 25, 1955 August 3, 1959
47th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1951 - 1955 April 26, 1951 April 27, 1955
46th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1947 - 1951 December 11, 1947 March 31, 1951
45th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1943 - 1947 September 15, 1943 October 27, 1947
44th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1939 - 1943 May 18, 1939 August 20, 1943
43rd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1935 - 1939 July 23, 1935 April 21, 1939
42nd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1931 - 1935 August 6, 1931 June 15, 1935
41st General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1927 - 1931 June 25, 1927 July 2, 1931
40th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1923 - 1927 July 26, 1923 June 2, 1927
39th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1919 - 1923 July 24, 1919 June 23, 1923
38th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1915 - 1919 September 16, 1915 June 26, 1919
37th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1912 - 1915 January 3, 1912 August 21, 1915
36th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1908 - 1912 November 18, 1908 December 5, 1911
35th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1904 - 1908 December 7, 1904 October 15, 1908
34th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1900 - 1904 December 12, 1900 November 9, 1904
33rd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1897 - 1900 July 28, 1897 November 12, 1900
32nd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1893 - 1897 December 13, 1893 June 25, 1897
31st General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1890 - 1893 January 30, 1890 November 18, 1893
30th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1886 - 1890 June 30, 1886 January 7, 1890
29th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1883 - 1886 May 8, 1883 June 5, 1886
28th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1879 - 1883 April 2, 1879 April 15, 1882
27th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1876 - 1879 August 10, 1876 March 12, 1879
26th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1873 - 1876 April 24, 1873 July 1, 1876
25th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1871 - 1873
24th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1867 - 1871
23rd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1867 - 1871
22nd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1863 - 1867
21st General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1859 - 1863
20th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1854 - 1859
19th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1854
18th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1850 - 1854
17th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1847 - 1850
16th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1843 - 1847
15th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1839 - 1843
14th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1835 - 1839
13th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1831 - 1835
12th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1825 - 1831
11th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1820 - 1825
10th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1818 - 1820
9th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1812 - 1818
8th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1806 - 1812
7th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1802 - 1806
6th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1790 - 1802
5th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1787 - 1790 August, 1787
4th General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1785 - 1787 March, 1785
3rd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1779 - 1784 July, 1779 January, 1784
2nd General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1774 - 1779 October 1, 1774
1st General Assembly of Prince Edward Island 1773 July 4, 1773

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