Legislative Assembly of Alberta
|Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
|29th Alberta Legislature|
|Founded||September 9, 1905|
|Preceded by||North-West Legislative Assembly|
Rachel Notley, NDP
Since May 24, 2015
Government House Leader
Brian Mason, NDP
Since May 24, 2015
Nathan Cooper, UCP
Since July 24, 2017
Opposition House Leader
Richard Gotfried, UCP
Since July 25, 2017
|May 5, 2015|
|May 31, 2019 or earlier|
|Legislature Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
The Legislative Assembly of Alberta is one of two components of the Legislature of Alberta, the other being Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, represented by the Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta. The Alberta legislature meets in the Alberta Legislature Building in the provincial capital, Edmonton. The Legislative Assembly consists of 87 members, elected first past the post from single-member electoral districts.
The maximum period between general elections of the assembly, as set by the country's Constitution, is five years, but the premier controls the date of election and usually selects a date in the fourth or fifth year after the preceding election. Since 2011, Alberta has fixed election date legislation, fixing the election to a date between March 1 and May 31 in the fourth calendar year following the preceding election. Alberta has never had a minority government, so an election as a result of a vote of no confidence has never occurred.
To be a candidate for election to the assembly, a person must be a Canadian citizen older than 18 who has lived in Alberta for at least six months before the election. Senators, senators in waiting, members of the House of Commons, and criminal inmates are ineligible.
The currently seating assembly is 29th Alberta Legislative Assembly.
The current members of the Legislature were elected in the 29th Alberta general election held on May 5, 2015. Bold indicates cabinet members, and party leaders are italicized.
Two byelections have been held since the last general election.
|Date||Riding||Outgoing member||Party||Elected member||Party||Reason for vacancy|
|September 3, 2015||Calgary-Foothills||vacant||Prasad Panda||Wildrose||Former premier Jim Prentice disclaimed his victory in this riding in the 2015 election, leaving it vacant with no member returned at the opening of the Assembly.|
|March 22, 2016||Calgary-Greenway||Manmeet Bhullar||Progressive Conservative||Prab Gill||Progressive Conservative||Bhullar was killed in a car accident on November 23, 2015.|
- Party leaders are capitalized. Light orange indicate cabinet minister.
Standings during 29th Assembly
|Number of members
per party by date
|May 5||May 22||Sep 3||Nov 23||Jan 8||Mar 22||May 28||May 31||Nov 17||Jul 24||Aug 15||Sep 21|
|Membership changes in the 29th Assembly|
|May 5, 2015||See list of members||Election day of the 29th Alberta general election|
|May 5, 2015||Jim Prentice||Calgary-Foothills||Progressive Conservative||Disclaimed seat|
|May 22, 2015||Deborah Drever||Calgary-Bow||Independent||Suspended from NDP caucus|
|September 3, 2015||Prasad Panda||Calgary-Foothills||Wildrose||Wins by-election|
|November 23, 2015||Manmeet Bhullar||Calgary-Greenway||Progressive Conservative||Death (car accident)|
|January 8, 2016||Deborah Drever||Calgary-Bow||NDP||Rejoined NDP caucus|
|March 22, 2016||Prabhdeep Gill||Calgary-Greenway||Progressive Conservative||Wins by-election|
|November 17, 2016||Sandra Jansen||Calgary-North West||NDP||Crossed floor to NDP after alleging a PC Party leadership candidate had harassed her.|
|July 24, 2017||Angela Pitt||Airdrie||United Conservative||Crossed floor to UCP following merger of Wildrose Party and Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta.|
|July 24, 2017||Glenn van Dijken||Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock||United Conservative||Crossed floor to UCP following merger of Wildrose Party and Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta.|
|July 24, 2017||Wes Taylor||Battle River-Wainwright||United Conservative||Crossed floor to UCP following merger of Wildrose Party and Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta.|
|July 24, 2017||Scott Cyr||Bonnyville-Cold Lake||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Richard Gotfried||Calgary-Fish Creek||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Prasad Panda||Calgary-Foothills||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Prab Gill||Calgary-Greenway||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Ric McIver||Calgary-Hays||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Dave Rodney||Calgary-Lougheed||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Rick Fraser||Calgary-South East||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Mike Ellis||Calgary-West||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Grant Hunter||Cardston-Taber-Warner||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Leela Aheer||Chestermere-Rocky View||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Drew Barnes||Cypress-Medicine Hat||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Mark Smith||Drayton Valley-Devon||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Rick Strankman||Drumheller-Stettler||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Brian Jean||Fort McMurray-Conklin||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Tany Yao||Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Todd Loewen||Grande Prairie-Smoky||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Wayne Drysdale||Grande Prairie-Wapiti||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Wayne Anderson||Highwood||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Don MacIntyre||Innisfail-Sylvan Lake||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Dave Hanson||Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Ron Orr||Lacombe-Ponoka||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Dave Schneider||Little Bow||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Pat Stier||Livingstone-Macleod||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Nathan Cooper||Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Jason Nixon||Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre||United Conservative|
|July 24, 2017||Derek Fildebrandt||Strathmore-Brooks||United Conservative|
|August 15, 2017||Derek Fildebrandt||Strathmore-Brooks||Independent||Resigned from UCP caucus following an expenses scandal.|
|September 21, 2017||Rick Fraser||Calgary-South East||Independent||Resigned from UCP caucus to sit as an independent.|
|October 4, 2017||Karen McPherson||Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill||Independent||Resigned from NDP caucus to sit as an independent.|
- The Alberta Act, 4-5 Edw. VII , c. 3 (Canada), s. 12 .
- "Legislative Assembly Act". Queen's Printer. Section 3(1). Retrieved March 17, 2011.
- "Bill 21, Election Amendment Act, 2011" (PDF). The Legislative Assembly of Alberta. December 6, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
- "Election Act". Queen's Printer. Section 56. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
- The candidate elected for Calgary-Foothills in the general election, Jim Prentice, resigned on election day before winning his riding. According to section 139 of the Alberta Elections Act, RSA 2000, c E-1, if a winning candidate disclaims their right to become an MLA before the end of the appeal period for the official results, that riding's election is declared void. Panda won the subsequent by-election held September 3, 2015.
- "Deborah Drever suspended from NDP caucus". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2015-05-22. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
- "Calgary MLA Deborah Drever returns to NDP party's caucus". Calgary Herald. 2016-01-08. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
- "Tories hold Calgary-Greenway riding after by-election". Calgary Herald. 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
- http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-mla-sandra-jansen-leaves-pcs-joins-ndp-caucus-1.3855868 |title=Alberta MLA Sandra Jansen leaves PCs, joins NDP caucus |publisher=CBC.ca |date=2016-11-17
- "'I'm a flawed man': embattled Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt quits UCP caucus". CBC News. Edmonton. August 15, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.