36th Parliament of British Columbia

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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.[1] 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.[2] The Liberals led by Gordon Campbell formed the official opposition.[3]

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.[4]

Members of the 36th General Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1996:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
     John van Dongen Abbotsford Liberal
     Gerard A. Janssen Alberni NDP
     Bill Goodacre Bulkley Valley-Stikine NDP
     Fred G. Randall Burnaby-Edmonds NDP
     Pietro Calendino Burnaby North NDP
     Joan Sawicki Burnaby-Willingdon NDP
     John D. Wilson Cariboo North Liberal
     David Zirnhelt Cariboo South NDP
     Barry Penner Chilliwack Liberal
     Jim Doyle Columbia River-Revelstoke NDP
     Evelyn Gillespie Comox Valley NDP
     John Massey Cashore Coquitlam-Maillardville NDP
     Jan Pullinger Cowichan-Ladysmith NDP
     Reni Masi Delta North Liberal
     Fred Gingell Delta South Liberal
     Moe Sihota Esquimalt-Metchosin NDP
     Rich Coleman Fort Langley-Aldergrove Liberal
     Cathy McGregor Kamloops NDP
     Kevin Krueger Kamloops-North Thompson Liberal
     Erda Walsh Kootenay NDP
     Lynn Stephens Langley Liberal
     Rick F.G. Kasper Malahat-Juan de Fuca NDP
     Bill Hartley Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows NDP
     Michael de Jong Matsqui Liberal
     Dennis Streifel Mission-Kent NDP
     Dale Lovick Nanaimo NDP
     Corky Evans Nelson-Creston NDP
     Graeme Bowbrick New Westminster NDP
     A. Dan Miller North Coast NDP
     Glenn Robertson North Island NDP
     Katherine Whittred North Vancouver-Lonsdale Liberal
     Daniel Jarvis North Vancouver-Seymour Liberal
     Ida Chong Oak Bay-Gordon Head Liberal
     Bill Barisoff Okanagan-Boundary Liberal
     John Weisbeck Okanagan East Liberal
     Rick Thorpe Okanagan-Penticton Liberal
     April Sanders Okanagan-Vernon Liberal
     Sindi Hawkins Okanagan West Liberal
     Paul Reitsma Parksville-Qualicum Liberal
  Richard Neufeld Peace River North Reform
  Jack S. Weisgerber Peace River South Reform
     Michael C. Farnworth Port Coquitlam NDP
     Christy Clark Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain Liberal
  Gordon Wilson Powell River-Sunshine Coast Progressive Democratic
     Lois R. Boone Prince George-Mount Robson NDP
     Paul Ramsey Prince George North NDP
     Paul Nettleton Prince George-Omineca Liberal
     Douglas Symons Richmond Centre Liberal
     Linda Reid Richmond East Liberal
     Geoff Plant Richmond-Steveston Liberal
     Ed Conroy Rossland-Trail NDP
     Murray Robert Coell Saanich North and the Islands Liberal
     Andrew Petter Saanich South NDP
     George Abbott Shuswap Liberal
     Helmut Giesbrecht Skeena NDP
     Bonnie McKinnon Surrey-Cloverdale Liberal
     Sue Hammell Surrey-Green Timbers NDP
     Penny Priddy Surrey-Newton NDP
     Joan K. Smallwood Surrey-Whalley NDP
     Wilf Hurd Surrey-White Rock Liberal
     Tim Stevenson Vancouver-Burrard NDP
     Ian Waddell Vancouver-Fairview NDP
     Joy MacPhail Vancouver-Hastings NDP
     Ujjal Dosanjh Vancouver-Kensington NDP
     Glen Clark Vancouver-Kingsway NDP
     Val J. Anderson Vancouver-Langara Liberal
     Gary Farrell-Collins Vancouver-Little Mountain Liberal
     Jenny Wai Ching Kwan Vancouver-Mount Pleasant NDP
     Gordon Campbell Vancouver-Point Grey Liberal
     Colin Hansen Vancouver-Quilchena Liberal
     Gretchen Brewin Victoria-Beacon Hill NDP
     Steve Orcherton Victoria-Hillside NDP
     Jeremy Dalton West Vancouver-Capilano Liberal
     Ted Nebbeling West Vancouver-Garibaldi Liberal
     Harry Lali Yale-Lillooet NDP


Party standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
     New Democratic Party 39
Liberal 33
Reform 2
Progressive Democrat 1
 Government Majority


By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:[1]

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


Other changes[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Electoral History of British Columbia, Supplement, 1987–2001" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Premiers of British Columbia 1871-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  3. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition in British Columbia 1903-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-07-20. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Speakers of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 1872-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-09-23. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g http://www.llbc.leg.bc.ca/public/reference/checklist_of_mlas.pdf