Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

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Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
40th Parliament of British Columbia
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded July 20, 1871 (1871-07-20)
Preceded by none
Leadership
Linda Reid, Liberal
Since June 26, 2013
Christy Clark, Liberal
Since March 14, 2011
John Horgan, NDP
Since May 4, 2014
Government
House Leader
Rich Coleman, Liberal
Since March 14, 2011
Opposition
House Leader
Mike Farnworth, NDP
Since March 18, 2014
Structure
Seats 85
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia - Party Layout Chart Nov. 2016.svg
Political groups

Governing Party

Opposition Parties

  •   NDP (35)
  •   Green (1)
  •   Independent (1)
Elections
Last election
May 14, 2013
Next election
May 9, 2017 or earlier
Meeting place
BC Legislature Buildings.jpg
Parliament Building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Website
leg.bc.ca
Located in Victoria, British Columbia and officially opened in 1898 with a 500-foot-long facade (150 m), central dome, two end pavilions, and a gold-covered statue of Captain George Vancouver, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings is home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
The Parliament Buildings roof with a gold-covered statue of Captain George Vancouver
The Legislative Buildings, Victoria, British Columbia. (Pacific Undersea Gardens also pictured.)
The legislature of British Columbia in session, 1921
Legislative Chamber

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is one of two components of the Parliament of British Columbia, while the other is the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.[1]

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 Broadcasting Services.

Parliaments[edit]

Legislature Start End Premier Opposition Leader
29th 1970 1972 Social Credit W. A. C. Bennett New Democratic Thomas R. Berger
New Democratic Dave Barrett
30th 1972 1975 New Democratic Dave Barrett Social Credit W. A. C. Bennett
Social Credit Bill Bennett
31st 1975 1979 Social Credit Bill Bennett New Democratic Dave Barrett
32nd 1979 1982
33rd 1983 1986
New Democratic Bob Skelly
34th 1987 1991 Social Credit Bill Vander Zalm
Social Credit Rita Johnston
35th 1992 1996 New Democratic Mike Harcourt Liberal Gordon Wilson
     
36th 1996 2001 New Democratic Glen Clark Liberal Gordon Campbell
New Democratic Dan Miller
New Democratic Ujjal Dosanjh      
37th 2001 2005 Liberal Gordon Campbell New Democratic Joy MacPhail
38th 2005 2009 New Democratic Carole James
39th 2009 2013 New Democratic Dawn Black
Liberal Christy Clark
New Democratic Adrian Dix
40th (current) 2013
New Democratic John Horgan

Current party standings[edit]

Seating plan to the 40th Parliament[edit]

Chouhan Rice Holman B. Routley
Macdonald Karagianis Eby Mungall Bains Elmore Shin Heyman Darcy Donaldson Krog Trevena D. Routley Simons Vacant WEAVER Dalton Martin Gibson Mo. Stilwell
Hammell Simpson Robinson Farnworth HORGAN James Dix Ralston Corrigan Fleming Popham Conroy Austin Herbert Fraser Huntington Bernier Larson Foster
Reid
Cadieux Lake Polak De Jong CLARK Coleman Anton Bond Bennett Letnick Barnett Yap Thornthwaite McRae Plecas Lee Kyllo Tegart Throness
Yamamoto Mi. Stilwell Stone Fassbender Oakes Wat Thomson Virk Rustad Wilkinson Pimm Sultan Hamilton Reimer Ashton Morris Hunt Sullivan
Vacant Sturdy Bing Hogg

Standings changes[edit]

Number of members
per party by date
2013 2015 2016
May 14 June 5 July 10 February 12 August 4 August 11 August 12 February 2
  Liberal 49 48 49 48 47 48
     NDP 34 33 35
  Green 1
     Independent 1 2 1
  Total members 85 84 85 84 83 85
Vacant 0 1 0 1 2 0
  Government Majority 13 12 13 12 13 12 13 11
Membership changes in the 40th Assembly
Date Name District Party Reason
  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.[2]
  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.[3]
  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.

Officeholders[edit]

Speaker[edit]

Other Chair occupants[edit]

Leaders[edit]

House leaders[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 48°25′10″N 123°22′13″W / 48.4195°N 123.3703°W / 48.4195; -123.3703