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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Legislative Assembly of Alberta
29th Alberta Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
FoundedSeptember 9, 1905 (1905-09-09)
Preceded byNorth-West Legislative Assembly
Leadership
, NDP
Since June 11, 2015
Rachel Notley, NDP
Since May 24, 2015
Government House Leader
Brian Mason, NDP
Since May 24, 2015
Jason Kenney, UCP
Since January 4, 2018
Opposition House Leader
Jason Nixon, UCP
Since October 30, 2017
Structure
Seats87
Alberta Legislative Assembly - Seating Plan (July 25, 2017 - Present).svg
Political groups
Government

Official Opposition:

Other Parties:

Elections
Last election
May 5, 2015
Next election
May 31, 2019 or earlier
Website
www.assembly.ab.ca

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.[1] 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.[2]

The maximum period between general elections of the assembly, as set by the country's Constitution, is five years,[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

The current and 29th Alberta Legislative Assembly was elected on May 5, 2015.[6]

History

The first session of the first Legislature of Alberta opened on March 15, 1906, in the Thistle Rink, Edmonton, north of Jasper Avenue. In this arena Alberta MPs chose the provincial capital[7], Edmonton, and the future site for the Alberta Legislature Building: the bank of the North Saskatchewan River. Allan Merrick Jeffers[8] , a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design was the architect who was chosen to build the assembly building. In September 1912 Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada, declared the building officially open.[9][10][11]

Current members

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.

The Legislature grounds from the roof of the building.
Member Party Constituency
  Angela Pitt United Conservative Airdrie
  Colin Piquette NDP Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater
  Cam Westhead NDP Banff-Cochrane
  Glenn van Dijken United Conservative Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock
  Wes Taylor United Conservative Battle River-Wainwright
  Scott Cyr United Conservative Bonnyville-Cold Lake
  Brandy Payne NDP Calgary-Acadia
  Deborah Drever NDP Calgary-Bow
  Kathleen Ganley NDP Calgary-Buffalo
  Ricardo Miranda NDP Calgary-Cross
  Brian Malkinson NDP Calgary-Currie
  Robyn Luff Independent Calgary-East
  Greg Clark Alberta Party Calgary-Elbow
  Richard Gotfried United Conservative Calgary-Fish Creek
  Prasad Panda United Conservative Calgary-Foothills
  Joe Ceci NDP Calgary-Fort
  Anam Kazim NDP Calgary-Glenmore
  Prab Gill Independent Calgary-Greenway
  Michael Connolly NDP Calgary-Hawkwood
  Ric McIver United Conservative Calgary-Hays
  Craig Coolahan NDP Calgary-Klein
  Jason Kenney United Conservative Calgary-Lougheed
  Karen McPherson Alberta Party Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill
  Irfan Sabir NDP Calgary-McCall
  David Swann Liberal Calgary-Mountain View
  Sandra Jansen NDP Calgary-North West
  Jamie Kleinsteuber NDP Calgary-Northern Hills
  Graham Sucha NDP Calgary-Shaw
  Rick Fraser Alberta Party Calgary-South East
  Stephanie McLean NDP Calgary-Varsity
  Mike Ellis United Conservative Calgary-West
  Grant Hunter United Conservative Cardston-Taber-Warner
  Leela Aheer United Conservative Chestermere-Rocky View
  Drew Barnes United Conservative Cypress-Medicine Hat
  Mark Smith United Conservative Drayton Valley-Devon
  Rick Strankman United Conservative Drumheller-Stettler
  Margaret McCuaig-Boyd NDP Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley
  Deron Bilous NDP Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview
  David Eggen NDP Edmonton-Calder
  Nicole Goehring NDP Edmonton-Castle Downs
  David Shepherd NDP Edmonton-Centre
  Chris Nielsen NDP Edmonton-Decore
  Rod Loyola NDP Edmonton-Ellerslie
  Sarah Hoffman NDP Edmonton-Glenora
  Marlin Schmidt NDP Edmonton-Gold Bar
  Brian Mason NDP Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood
  Heather Sweet NDP Edmonton-Manning
  Lorne Dach NDP Edmonton-McClung
  Jon Carson NDP Edmonton-Meadowlark
  Denise Woollard NDP Edmonton-Mill Creek
  Christina Gray NDP Edmonton-Mill Woods
  Lori Sigurdson NDP Edmonton-Riverview
  Richard Feehan NDP Edmonton-Rutherford
  Thomas Dang NDP Edmonton-South West
  Rachel Notley NDP Edmonton-Strathcona
  Bob Turner NDP Edmonton-Whitemud
  Laila Goodridge United Conservative Fort McMurray-Conklin
  Tany Yao United Conservative Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo
  Jessica Littlewood NDP Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville
  Todd Loewen United Conservative Grande Prairie-Smoky
  Wayne Drysdale United Conservative Grande Prairie-Wapiti
  Wayne Anderson United Conservative Highwood
  Devin Dreeshen United Conservative Innisfail-Sylvan Lake
  Dave Hanson United Conservative Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills
  Ron Orr United Conservative Lacombe-Ponoka
  Shaye Anderson NDP Leduc-Beaumont
  Danielle Larivee NDP Lesser Slave Lake
  Maria Fitzpatrick NDP Lethbridge-East
  Shannon Phillips NDP Lethbridge-West
  Dave Schneider United Conservative Little Bow
  Pat Stier United Conservative Livingstone-Macleod
  Bob Wanner NDP Medicine Hat
  Nathan Cooper United Conservative Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills
  Debbie Jabbour NDP Peace River
  Kim Schreiner NDP Red Deer-North
  Barb Miller NDP Red Deer-South
  Jason Nixon United Conservative Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
  Annie McKitrick NDP Sherwood Park
  Trevor Horne NDP Spruce Grove-St. Albert
  Marie Renaud NDP St. Albert
  Erin Babcock NDP Stony Plain
  Estefania Cortes-Vargas NDP Strathcona-Sherwood Park
  Derek Fildebrandt Freedom Conservative Strathmore-Brooks
  Richard Starke Progressive Conservative [12] Vermilion-Lloydminster
  Eric Rosendahl NDP West Yellowhead
  Bruce Hinkley NDP Wetaskiwin-Camrose
  Oneil Carlier NDP Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

Five byelections have been held since the last general election.

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Calgary-Foothills Sept 3, 2015 None Prasad Panda Wildrose Jim Prentice disclaimed his victory on election night. No
Calgary-Greenway March 22, 2016 Manmeet Bhullar Progressive Conservative Prabhdeep Gill Progressive Conservative Bhullar was killed in a motor vehicle collision on November 23, 2015. Yes
Calgary-Lougheed December 14, 2017 Dave Rodney United Conservative Jason Kenney United Conservative Rodney resigned to allow Jason Kenney a seat in the Legislature. Yes
Innisfail-Sylvan Lake July 12, 2018 Don MacIntyre United Conservative[a] Devin Dreeshen United Conservative MacIntyre resigned to return to private life, and is facing charges of sexual assault. Yes
Fort McMurray-Conklin July 12, 2018 Brian Jean United Conservative Laila Goodridge United Conservative Jean retired from politics to focus on his personal life. Yes
  1. ^ Resigned from the United Conservative caucus to sit as an independent shortly before resigning as MLA.

Seating plan

  • Party leaders are italicized. Bold indicates cabinet minister.

Official Seating Plan (Retrieved March 14, 2018)

Standings during 29th Assembly


Number of members
per party by date
2015 2016 2017 2018
May 5 May 22 Sep 3 Nov 23 Jan 8 Mar 22 Nov 17 Jul 24 Aug 15 Sep 21 Oct 4 Oct 29 Nov 1 Dec 14 Jan 9 Feb 2 Feb 5 March 5 July 12 July 14 July 18 Nov 9
New Democratic 54 53 54 55 54 53
United Conservative 0 29 28 27 26 27 26 25 27 26
Wildrose 21 22 0
Progressive Conservative 9 8 9 8 1
Liberal 1
Alberta Party 1 2 3
Freedom Conservative 0 1
Independent 0 1 0 1 2 3 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
Total members 86 87 86 87 86 87 86 85 87
Vacant 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0


Membership changes in the 29th Assembly
Date Name District From To Reason
May 5, 2015 See list of members Election day of the 29th Alberta general election
May 5, 2015 Jim Prentice Calgary-Foothills ? PC ? Vacant Disclaimed seat[13]
May 22, 2015 Deborah Drever Calgary-Bow ? New Democratic ? Independent Suspended from NDP caucus[14]
Sept 3, 2015 Prasad Panda Calgary-Foothills ? Vacant ? Wildrose Wins by-election
Nov 23, 2015 Manmeet Bhullar Calgary-Greenway ? PC ? Vacant Death (car accident)
Jan 8, 2016 Deborah Drever Calgary-Bow ? Independent ? New Democratic Rejoined NDP caucus[15]
Mar 22, 2016 Prabhdeep Gill Calgary-Greenway ? Vacant ? PC Wins by-election[16]
Nov 17, 2016 Sandra Jansen Calgary-North West ? PC ? New Democratic Crossed floor to NDP after alleging a PC Party leadership candidate had harassed her.[17]
July 24, 2017 Angela Pitt Airdrie ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Glenn van Dijken Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Wes Taylor Battle River-Wainwright ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Scott Cyr Bonnyville-Cold Lake ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Richard Gotfried Calgary-Fish Creek ? PC ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Prasad Panda Calgary-Foothills ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Prab Gill Calgary-Greenway ? PC ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Ric McIver Calgary-Hays ? PC ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Dave Rodney Calgary-Lougheed ? PC ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Rick Fraser Calgary-South East ? PC ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Mike Ellis Calgary-West ? PC ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Grant Hunter Cardston-Taber-Warner ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Leela Aheer Chestermere-Rocky View ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Drew Barnes Cypress-Medicine Hat ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Mark Smith Drayton Valley-Devon ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Rick Strankman Drumheller-Stettler ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Brian Jean Fort McMurray-Conklin ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Tany Yao Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Todd Loewen Grande Prairie-Smoky ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Wayne Drysdale Grande Prairie-Wapiti ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Wayne Anderson Highwood ? PC ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Don MacIntyre Innisfail-Sylvan Lake ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Dave Hanson Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Ron Orr Lacombe-Ponoka ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Dave Schneider Little Bow ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Pat Stier Livingstone-Macleod ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Nathan Cooper Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Jason Nixon Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
July 24, 2017 Derek Fildebrandt Strathmore-Brooks ? Wildrose ? United Cons. Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.
Aug 15, 2017 Derek Fildebrandt Strathmore-Brooks ? United Cons. ? Independent Resigned from UCP caucus following an expenses scandal.[18]
Sept 21, 2017 Rick Fraser Calgary-South East ? United Cons. ? Independent Resigned from UCP caucus to sit as an independent.
Oct 4, 2017 Karen McPherson Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill ? New Democratic ? Independent Resigned from NDP caucus to sit as an independent.
Oct 29, 2017 Karen McPherson Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill ? Independent ? Alberta Party Joined the Alberta Party [19]
Nov 1, 2017 Dave Rodney Calgary-Lougheed ? United Cons. ? Vacant Resigned to allow UCP Leader Jason Kenney a seat in the legislature.[20]
Dec 14, 2017 Jason Kenney Calgary-Lougheed ? Vacant ? United Cons. Won seat in by-election.
Jan 9, 2018 Rick Fraser Calgary-South East ? Independent ? Alberta Party Joined the Alberta Party to run in the leadership race [21]
February 2, 2018 Don MacIntyre Innisfail-Sylvan Lake ? United Cons. ? Independent Resigned from UPC caucus to "focus on family."[22]
February 5, 2018 Don MacIntyre Innisfail-Sylvan Lake ? Independent ? Vacant Resigned seat[23]. Later revealed he faced charges of sexual assault and sexual interference [24]
March 5, 2018 Brian Jean Fort McMurray-Conklin ? United Cons. ? Vacant Resigned seat and retired from politics to focus on family.[25]
July 12, 2018 Laila Goodridge Fort McMurray-Conklin ? Vacant ? United Cons. Elected in a by-election.
July 12, 2018 Devin Dreeshen Innisfail-Sylvan Lake ? Vacant ? United Cons. Elected in a by-election.
July 14, 2018 Prab Gill Calgary-Greenway ? United Cons. ? Independent Left caucus due to alleged voter ballot stuffing [26]
July 18, 2018 Derek Fildebrandt Strathmore-Brooks ? Independent ? Freedom Cons. Joined Freedom Conservative Party to become its leader[27]
November 9, 2018 Robyn Luff Calgary-East ? New Democratic ? Independent The Alberta New Democratic Party removed Luff from caucus claiming she was neither trustworthy nor productive.[28]


References

  1. ^ The Alberta Act, 4-5 Edw. VII [1905], c. 3 (Canada), s. 12 .
  2. ^ http://www.assembly.ab.ca
  3. ^ "Legislative Assembly Act". Queen's Printer. Section 3(1). Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "Bill 21, Election Amendment Act, 2011" (PDF). The Legislative Assembly of Alberta. December 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "Election Act". Queen's Printer. Section 56. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ https://globalnews.ca/news/1976567/alberta-election-2015-a-look-back-at-the-twists-and-turns-of-the-campaign/
  7. ^ https://www.alberta.ca/mcdougall-centre-history.aspx
  8. ^ https://www.alberta.ca/mcdougall-centre.aspx
  9. ^ http://www.assembly.ab.ca/pub/gdbook/CitizensGuide.pdf
  10. ^ https://albertaonrecord.ca/jeffers-allan-merrick
  11. ^ https://exploreedmonton.com/things-to-do/attractions-and-experiences/alberta-legislature
  12. ^ https://www.assembly.ab.ca/net/index.aspx?p=mla_home
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "Deborah Drever suspended from NDP caucus". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2015-05-22. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Calgary MLA Deborah Drever returns to NDP party's caucus". Calgary Herald. 2016-01-08. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Tories hold Calgary-Greenway riding after by-election". Calgary Herald. 2016-03-23. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Alberta MLA Sandra Jansen leaves PCs, joins NDP caucus". CBC.ca. 2016-11-17.
  18. ^ "'I'm a flawed man': embattled Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt quits UCP caucus". CBC News. Edmonton. August 15, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  19. ^ "Calgary MLA Karen McPherson joins the Alberta Party caucus". CBC News. Edmonton. October 29, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  20. ^ Wood, James (30 October 2017). "Jason Kenney takes charge of UCP, seeks seat in legislature by Christmas". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2017.
  21. ^ "Calgary MLA Rick Fraser registers as Alberta Party leadership candidate". CBC News. Edmonton. October 29, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  22. ^ "MLA Don MacIntyre resigns from UCP caucus". CBC News. Retrieved 2018.
  23. ^ "Alberta legislature member for United Conservative Party leaves his seat". CTV News. Retrieved 2018.
  24. ^ "Former Alberta MLA Don MacIntyre faces sexual assault, sexual interference charges". Global News. Retrieved 2018.
  25. ^ McDermott, Vincent (2018-03-05). "Former UCP leadership contender Brian Jean quits as Fort McMurray MLA". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved .
  26. ^ Emma Graney (July 14, 2018). "Calgary MLA Prab Gill leaves UCP caucus following ballot-stuffing allegations".
  27. ^ Simons, Paula (July 20, 2018). "Paula Simons: Colony of Unrequited Schemes: Derek Fildebrandt launches party for patriots". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2018.
  28. ^ "MLA Luff Removed from Government Caucus". albertandpcaucus.ca.

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