Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
|Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly|
|47th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Speaker||Ross Wiseman, Progressive Conservative
Since October 27, 2011
|Premier||Kathy Dunderdale, Progressive Conservative
Since December 3, 2010
|Leader of the Opposition||Dwight Ball, Liberal
Since November 17, 2013
|Colonial Building (1850-1959)
Confederation Building (1959- )
The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly is one of two components of the General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, the other being the Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Newfoundland and Labrador General Assembly meets in the Confederation Building at St. John's.
Worthy of note is the fact that the governing party sits on the left side of the speaker of the House of Assembly as opposed to the traditional right side of the speaker. This tradition dates back to the 1850s because the heaters in the Colonial Building were located on the left side. Thus, the government chose to sit in the heat, and leave the opposition sitting in the cold.
|Progressive Conservative||Kathy Dunderdale||37||35|
|New Democratic||Lorraine Michael||5||3|
Current members (MHAs)
Cabinet ministers are in bold, party leaders are in italic, and the Speaker of the House of Assembly is designated by a dagger.
- 47th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador
- 46th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador
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- List of Newfoundland and Labrador General Assemblies
- "House of Assembly". Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. Retrieved 2013-09-19.