Wanner in 2015
|13th Speaker of the|
Alberta Legislative Assembly
Assumed office |
June 11, 2015
|Lieutenant Governor||Lois Mitchell|
|Preceded by||Gene Zwozdesky|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Medicine Hat|
Assumed office |
May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Blake Pedersen|
April 25, 1949|
|Political party||Alberta New Democratic Party|
|Residence||Medicine Hat, Alberta|
|Occupation||Businessman, Former Public Services Commissioner for the City of Medicine Hat|
Robert Edward Wanner (born April 25, 1949) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Medicine Hat. On June 11, 2015, he was elected as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
On April 18, 2016, Wanner threw Interim PC leader Ric McIver out of the Alberta legislature for repeatedly refusing to sit down after learning that sheets explaining Wanner's ruling for an NDP amendment on a motion tabled by McIver had been distributed before the amendment was even debated on the floor.
2015 general election
|Alberta general election, 2015: Medicine Hat|
|New Democratic||Bob Wanner||6,159||38.0%|
|Progressive Conservative||Blake Pedersen||3,227||19.9%|
|Alberta Party||Jim Black||931||5.7%|
- "Bob Wanner – NDP – Medicine Hat". Medicine Hat News. April 7, 2015. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
- Henton, Darcy (June 11, 2015). "Medicine Hat MLA elected speaker of Legislature". Calgary Herald. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
- Bellefontaine, Michelle (April 18, 2016). "Dispute over ruling gets PC leader Ric McIver kicked out of legislature". CBC News. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
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