Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
|Legislative Assembly of British Columbia|
|40th Parliament of British Columbia|
|Founded||July 20, 1871|
|May 14, 2013|
|May 9, 2017 or earlier|
|Parliament Building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is one of two components of the Parliament of British Columbia, while the other is the Queen in Right of British Columbia, represented by the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.
The Legislature meets in Victoria. Members are elected from provincial ridings and are referred to as Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). The current Parliament is the 40th Parliament. The most recent general election was the British Columbia general election held on May 14, 2013.
Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly are broadcast to cable viewers in the province by Hansard TV.
The current interim Green Party leader Adam Olsen is not a sitting member of the Legislative Assembly.
Current party standings
Seating plan to the 40th Parliament
|Number of members
per party by date
|May 14||June 5||July 10||February 12||August 4||August 11||August 12||February 2|
|Membership changes in the 40th Assembly|
|May 14, 2013||See list of members||Election day of the 40th British Columbia general election|
|June 11, 2013||Ben Stewart||Westside-Kelowna||Liberal||Resigned to allow party leader Christy Clark to contest the seat in a by-election, following her defeat in Vancouver-Point Grey on election day.|
|July 10, 2013||Christy Clark||Westside-Kelowna||Liberal||Elected in by-election; Liberal hold.|
|February 12, 2015||Marc Dalton||Maple Ridge-Mission||Independent||Left BC Liberal caucus to seek Conservative Party of Canada nomination in Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission.|
|August 4, 2015||Jenny Kwan||Vancouver-Mount Pleasant||NDP||Resigned to run in the federal election.|
|August 11, 2015||Douglas Horne||Coquitlam-Burke Mountain||Liberal||Resigned to run in the federal election.|
|August 12, 2015||Marc Dalton||Maple Ridge-Mission||Liberal||Rejoined BC Liberal caucus after losing Conservative Party of Canada nomination in Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission.|
|February 2, 2016||Jodie Wickens||Coquitlam-Burke Mountain||NDP||Elected in by-election; NDP gain|
|February 2, 2016||Melanie Mark||Vancouver-Mount Pleasant||NDP||Elected in by-election; NDP hold.|
Other Chair occupants
- Deputy Speaker: Richard T. Lee, Liberal
- Assistant Deputy Speaker: Raj Chouhan, NDP
- Deputy Chair, Committee of the Whole: Marc Dalton, Liberal
- "Ben Stewart steps aside in Kelowna for B.C. Premier Christy Clark". Vancouver Sun, June 5, 2013.
- "B.C. MLA Marc Dalton to seek federal Tory nomination in Fraser Valley riding". The Province, February 12, 2015.
- "Edited Hansard of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session". Queen's Printer for Canada. 2012-02-01.
See the YouTube clip, MP Joyce Murray on the Black Rod of B.C..
- "2014 Speech from the Throne in Photos". BC b-sides (Province of British Columbia). 2014-02-18.
See the YouTube clip, B.C. Diamond Jubilee Inaugural Celebration Event, as another source.