36th Parliament of British Columbia
The 36th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1996 to 2001. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in May 1996. The New Democratic Party (NDP) led by Glen Clark formed the government. Clark resigned as premier in August 1999; Dan Miller served as interim premier until a leadership election was held in February 2000 where Ujjal Dosanjh became party leader and premier. The Liberals led by Gordon Campbell formed the official opposition.
Dale Lovick served as speaker for the assembly until 1998 when Gretchen Brewin became speaker. Brewin served as speaker until 2000; William James Hartley replaced Brewin as speaker for the remaining sessions.
Members of the 36th General Assembly
The following members were elected to the assembly in 1996:
|New Democratic Party||39|
| Government Majority
By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:
|Electoral district||Member elected||Party||Election date||Reason|
|Surrey-White Rock||Michael G. de Jong||Liberal||September 15, 1997||Wilf Hurd resigned May 2, 1997|
|Parksville-Qualicum||Judith Reid||Liberal||December 14, 1998||Paul Reitsma resigned June 23, 1998|
|Delta South||Val Roddick||Liberal||December 7, 1999||Fred Gingell died July 6, 1999|
- Richard Neufeld joins the Liberals on October 7, 1997.
- Jack Weisgerber becomes an Independent on November 28, 1997.
- Paul Reitsma was expelled from the Liberal caucus on April 1, 1998, and resigned from the Liberal party the following day. He resigns from the legislature on June 23.
- Gordon Wilson joins the NDP on January 29, 1999.
- Rick Kasper becomes an Independent on October 10, 2000.
- Jeremy Dalton becomes an Independent on January 11, 2001.
- Bonnie McKinnon becomes and Independent on March 5, 2001.
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