Alberta Legislature

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Alberta Legislature
29th Alberta Legislature
Houses Legislative Assembly
Founded 1905 (1905)
Preceded by Northwest Territories Legislature
Meeting place
Edmonton leg.jpg
Legislature Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The Legislature of Alberta is the legislature of the province of Alberta, Canada. The legislature is made of two elements: the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta,[1] and the unicameral Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The legislature has existed since Alberta was formed out of part of the Northwest Territories in 1905.

Like the Canadian federal government, Alberta uses a Westminster-style parliamentary government, in which members are sent to the Legislative Assembly after general elections and the Lieutenant Governor appoints the person who can command a majority of the members of the Assembly, typically the leader of the party with the most seats, as Premier of Alberta. The Premier then recommends the appointment of the Executive Council of Alberta. The Premier is Alberta's head of government, while the Queen of Canada is its head of state.

List of Legislatures[edit]

Following is a list of the 29 times the legislature has been convened since 1905. For previous legislatures, see List of Northwest Territories Legislative Assemblies.


  1. ^ The Alberta Act, 4-5 Edw. VII [1905], c. 3 (Canada), s. 12 .