38th Parliament of British Columbia

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38th Parliament of British Columbia
Majority parliament
June 8, 2005 – April 14, 2009
Parliament leaders
Premier Gordon Campbell
5 June 2001 – 14 March 2011
Leader of the
Carole James
17 May 2005 – 19 January 2011
Party caucuses
Government Liberal Party
Opposition New Democratic Party
Legislative Assembly
Speaker of the
Bill Barisoff
House Leader
Mike de Jong
House Leader
Mike Farnworth
Members 85 MLA seats
Monarch Elizabeth II
6 February 1952 – present
Iona Campagnolo
25 September 2001 – 30 September 2007
Steven Point
1 October 2007 – 2 November 2012
1st Session
September 12, 2005 – February 14, 2006
2nd Session
February 14, 2006 – February 13, 2007
3rd Session
February 13, 2007 – February 12, 2008
4th Session
February 12, 2008 – February 16, 2009
5th Session
February 16, 2009 – March 31, 2009
<37th 39th>

The 38th Parliament of British Columbia sat from 2005 to 2009, replacing the 37th parliament and being succeeded by the 39th parliament. It was composed of two elements, The Queen represented by the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, Steven Point, and the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as elected by the general election of British Columbia, Canada, on May 17, 2005. The Speaker of the House was Bill Barisoff.

The 38th Parliament[edit]

Member Party Electoral district
  George Abbott Liberal Shuswap
     Robin Austin NDP Skeena
     Harry Bains NDP Surrey-Newton
  Bill Barisoff Liberal Penticton-Okanagan Valley
  Pat Bell Liberal Prince George North
  Bill Bennett Liberal East Kootenay
  Iain Black Liberal Port Moody-Westwood
  Harry Bloy Liberal Burquitlam
  Shirley Bond Liberal Prince George-Mount Robson
     Jagrup Brar NDP Surrey-Panorama Ridge
  Gordon Campbell Liberal Vancouver-Point Grey
  Ron Cantelon Liberal Nanaimo-Parksville
  Ida Chong Liberal Oak Bay-Gordon Head
     Raj Chouhan NDP Burnaby-Edmonds
     David Chudnovsky NDP Vancouver-Kensington
  Tom Christensen Liberal Okanagan-Vernon
  Murray Coell Liberal Saanich North and the Islands
  Rich Coleman Liberal Fort Langley-Aldergrove
     Katrine Conroy NDP West Kootenay-Boundary
     Gary Coons NDP North Coast
     David Cubberley NDP Saanich South
  Mike de Jong Liberal Abbotsford-Mount Lehman
     Adrian Dix NDP Vancouver-Kingsway
     Corky Evans NDP Nelson-Creston
  Kevin Falcon Liberal Surrey-Cloverdale
     Mike Farnworth NDP Port Coquitlam-Burke Mountain
     Rob Fleming NDP Victoria-Hillside
     Scott Fraser NDP Alberni-Qualicum
     Guy Gentner NDP Delta North
     Sue Hammell NDP Surrey-Green Timbers
  Colin Hansen Liberal Vancouver-Quilchena
  Randy Hawes Liberal Maple Ridge-Mission
  Sindi Hawkins Liberal Kelowna-Mission
  Dave Hayer Liberal Surrey-Tynehead
     Spencer Chandra Herbert NDP Vancouver-Burrard
     John Horgan NDP Malahat-Juan de Fuca
  Al Horning Liberal Kelowna-Lake Country
  Gordon Hogg Liberal Surrey-White Rock
  Olga Ilich Liberal Richmond Centre
     Carole James NDP Victoria-Beacon Hill
  Daniel Jarvis Liberal North Vancouver-Seymour
     Maurine Karagianis NDP Esquimalt-Metchosin
     Leonard Krog NDP Nanaimo
  Kevin Krueger Liberal Kamloops-North Thompson
     Jenny Kwan NDP Vancouver-Mount Pleasant
     Harry Lali NDP Yale-Lillooet
  Richard Lee Liberal Burnaby North
  Blair Lekstrom Liberal Peace River South
  John Les Liberal Chilliwack-Sumas
     Norm Macdonald NDP Columbia River-Revelstoke
  Dennis MacKay Liberal Bulkley Valley-Stikine
     Jenn McGinn NDP Vancouver-Fairview
  Joan McIntyre Liberal West Vancouver-Garibaldi
  John Nuraney Liberal Burnaby-Willingdon
  Wally Oppal Liberal Vancouver-Fraserview
  Barry Penner Liberal Chilliwack-Kent
  Mary Polak Liberal Langley
     Chuck Puchmayr NDP New Westminster
     Bruce Ralston NDP Surrey-Whalley
  Linda Reid Liberal Richmond East
  Claude Richmond Liberal Kamloops
  Val Roddick Liberal Delta South
     Doug Routley NDP Cowichan-Ladysmith
  John Rustad Liberal Prince George-Omineca
     Michael Sather NDP Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
     Nicholas Simons NDP Powell River-Sunshine Coast
     Bob Simpson NDP Cariboo North
     Shane Simpson NDP Vancouver-Hastings
  Ralph Sultan Liberal West Vancouver-Capilano
  Rick Thorpe Liberal Okanagan-Westside
     Diane Thorne NDP Coquitlam-Maillardville
     Claire Trevena NDP North Island
  John van Dongen Liberal Abbotsford-Clayburn
  Katherine Whittred Liberal North Vancouver-Lonsdale
     Charlie Wyse NDP Cariboo South
  John Yap Liberal Richmond-Steveston


Three seats in the legislature were vacant when the assembly was dissolved: Comox Valley following the death in office of Stan Hagen, Peace River North following the appointment of Richard Neufeld to the Senate of Canada, and Vancouver-Langara following the resignation of Carole Taylor. As all three vacancies occurred less than six months before the next provincial election, by-elections were not held to fill the vacancies before the regular election.

Party standings of the 38th Parliament[edit]

Legislative Chamber
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Affiliation Members
Female Members
  Liberal Party 45 9
  New Democratic Party 34 8
79 17
 Government Majority
Affiliation Lower Mainland
Vancouver Island
  Liberal Party 27 15 4
  New Democratic Party 16 8 9
43 23 13

Source: Legislative Assembly of BC

Seating plan[edit]

Horgan Gentner Dix Trevena Bains Macdonald Karagianis Chandra Herbert Krog Evans * Chouhan Coons Routley Hammell Lali Cubberley Conroy MacKay Richmond Rustad
S. Simpson McGinn Fleming Farnworth JAMES Kwan Ralston B. Simpson Austin Wyse * Brar Thorne Simons Puchmayr Fraser Sather Chudnovsky Hawes Yap Vacant ****
Lekstrom Vacant Oppal de Jong CAMPBELL Hansen Bond van Dongen Abbott Penner * Coleman Cantelon Thorpe Ilich Hawkins Roddick Sultan Whittred Vacant ****
Falcon Reid Coell McIntyre Chong Christensen Polak Bell Krueger Bennett * Black Hogg Les Hayer Lee Jarvis Nuraney Horning Bloy ****