27th Alberta Legislature
|27th Alberta Legislature|
|2008 – 2012|
December 14, 2006 – October 7, 2011
7 Oct. 2011 – 23 Mar. 2014
|Leader of the|
December 15, 2008 – September 10, 2011
September 12, 2011 – April 23, 2012
|Government||Progressive Conservative Association|
|Third parties||Wildrose Party|
|New Democratic Party|
|Speaker of the|
April 14, 1997 – May 23, 2012
12 Mar. 2008 – 15 Sep. 2014
|Members||83 MLA seats|
6 Feb. 1952 – present
Hon. Norman Kwong|
January 20, 2005 – May 11, 2010
Hon. Donald Ethell|
11 May 2010 – present
14 Apr. 2008 – 4 Dec. 2008
10 Feb. 2009 – 26 Nov. 2009
4 Feb. 2010 – 2 Dec. 2010
22 Feb. 2011 – 8 Dec. 2011
7 Feb. 2012 – 22 Mar. 2012
The 27th Alberta Legislative Assembly was constituted after the 2008 Alberta general election on March 3, 2008. The Progressive Conservatives led by Premier Ed Stelmach increased the size of his majority.
The result of the 2008 election resulted in the Progressive Conservative party strengthening their ranks and picking up many districts. The results had fooled most of the pundits who were predicting quite the opposite.
Premier Ed Stelmach shuffled the Cabinet on March 13, 2008. The more notable members of his cabinet included Ron Liepert, Lindsay Blackett and Mel Knight. The opposition criticized Stelmach for not reducing the size of cabinet which had become bloated to record levels.
This article needs to be updated.(November 2011)
The first throne speech during the assembly was read by Normie Kwong the next day. The 1st session was marked by a number of initiatives that cast the government in a negative light.
Membership in the 27th Alberta Legislative Assembly
Official Seating Plan (Retrieved December 9, 2009)
Standings changes during the 27th Assembly
|Number of members
per party by date
|Mar 3||May 15||Jul 18||Sep 14||Jan 4||Apr 12||Jun 24||Oct 25||Nov 22||Jan 24||Mar 15||Sep 12||Nov 21||Jan 27||Mar|
|Independent Wildrose Alliance||0||11||0|
- Guy Boutilier began caucusing with the Wildrose Alliance on June 24, 2010 but kept independent status due to a $40,000.00 difference in private members research funding.
- Raj Sherman joined the Liberal party, but did not officially join the Liberal caucus, however, he did become the Liberal leader on September 10, 2011.
|Membership changes in the 27th Assembly|
|March 3, 2008||See List of Members||Election day of the 27th Alberta general election|
|May 15, 2009||Ron Stevens||Calgary-Glenmore||Progressive Conservative||Resigned seat to accept a judicial appointment.|
|July 18, 2009||Guy Boutilier||Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo||Independent||Removed from the Progressive Conservative caucus.|
|September 14, 2009||Paul Hinman||Calgary-Glenmore||Wildrose Alliance||Elected in a by-election.|
|January 4, 2010||Rob Anderson||Airdrie-Chestermere||Wildrose Alliance||Crossed the floor from the Progressive Conservative caucus|
|January 4, 2010||Heather Forsyth||Calgary-Fish Creek||Wildrose Alliance||Crossed the floor from the Progressive Conservative caucus|
|April 12, 2010||Dave Taylor||Calgary-Currie||Independent||Left Liberal caucus to sit as an Independent.|
|June 24, 2010||Guy Boutilier||Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo||Independent Wildrose Alliance||Joined the Wildrose Alliance as an Independent.|
|October 25, 2010||Guy Boutilier||Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo||Wildrose Alliance||Fully joined Wildrose Alliance caucus|
|November 22, 2010||Raj Sherman||Edmonton-Meadowlark||Independent||Removed from Progressive Conservative caucus|
|January 24, 2011||Dave Taylor||Calgary-Currie||Alberta Party||Joined Alberta Party|
|March 15, 2011||Raj Sherman||Edmonton-Meadowlark||Independent Liberal||Joined the Liberal Party, but not the caucus.|
|June 26, 2011||See List of Members||Wildrose||Caucus name changed from Wildrose Alliance to Wildrose|
|September 12, 2011||Raj Sherman||Edmonton-Meadowlark||Liberal||Joined the Liberal caucus.|
|November 21, 2011||Bridget Pastoor||Lethbridge-East||Progressive Conservative||Crossed the floor from the Liberal caucus|
|January 27, 2012||Lloyd Snelgrove||Vermilion-Lloydminster||Independent||Left the Progressive Conservative caucus due to issues with Premier Redford.|
|March 2012||Richard Marz||Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills||Progressive Conservative||Vacated seat|
- "Legislative Assembly of Alberta: The 27th Legislature, Hansard" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. April 14, 2008. pp. 1–2.
- "MLA delays joining Wildrose due to funding". CBC News. July 29, 2010.
- "Liberal leader Sherman now caucus member". CBC News. September 12, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
- Cryderman, Kelly (November 21, 2011). "Lethbridge MLA Pastoor crosses floor to join Conservatives". Calgary Herald. Archived from the original on November 23, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
- "Snelgrove resigns from Tory caucus". Edmonton Journal. January 27, 2012.[permanent dead link]
- "Contact Information for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved March 21, 2012.