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Edmonton-Whitemud
EDMONTON-WHITEMUD is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta , Canada . In 1989, its constituents unseated the Premier of the day, Donald Getty , by voting for Liberal candidate Percy Wickman . The district was represented by Dave Hancock who was in his fourth term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly. Hancock has also served as Minister of Justice twice, Attorney General and prior to that as Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs. On December 15, 2006, Hancock was made Minister of Health and Wellness in Premier Ed Stelmach 's cabinet. He later served as Deputy Premier under Stelmach's successor Alison Redford . Following Redford's resignation as Premier, Hancock was named as her replacement and sworn into office on March 23, 2014, meaning the Edmonton-Whitemud district was the seat of the Premier of Alberta for the second time
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Electoral District (Canada)
An ELECTORAL DISTRICT IN CANADA, also known as a "constituency " or a "riding ", is a geographical constituency upon which Canada
Canada
's representative democracy is based. It is officially known in Canadian French as a circonscription, but frequently called a comté (county). Each federal electoral district returns one Member of Parliament
Member of Parliament
(MP) to the Canadian House of Commons ; each provincial or territorial electoral district returns one representative — called, depending on the province or territory, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), Member of the National Assembly (MNA), Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) or Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) — to the provincial or territorial legislature. While electoral districts in Canada
Canada
are now exclusively single-member districts, multiple-member districts have been used at the federal and provincial levels. Alberta
Alberta
has had a few districts that returned from two to seven members: see Calgary , Edmonton and Medicine Hat . British Columbia
British Columbia
had a mix of multiple-member districts and single-member districts until the 1991 election , and Prince Edward Island had dual-member districts until the 1996 election
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Legislative Assembly Of Alberta
GOVERNMENT * New Democratic (55)OFFICIAL OPPOSITION: * United Conservative (29)OTHER PARTIES: * Liberal (1) * Alberta Party (1) * Independent (1) ELECTIONS LAST ELECTION May 5, 2015 NEXT ELECTION May 31, 2019 or earlier MEETING PLACE Legislature Building , Edmonton , Alberta , Canada WEBSITE www.assembly.ab.ca The Legislature grounds from the roof of the building. Alberta Legislature Building 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 . 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 . The maximum period between general elections of the assembly, as set by the country's Constitution, is five years, 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
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Member Of The Legislative Assembly
A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (MLA), or a MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE (ML), is a representative elected by the voters of a constituency to the legislature or legislative assembly of a sub-national jurisdiction. CONTENTS * 1 Australia * 2 Brazil * 3 Canada
Canada
* 4 Falkland Islands * 5 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
* 6 India * 7 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
* 8 United States of America
United States of America
* 9 Wales
Wales
* 10 References AUSTRALIAMembers of the Legislative Assembly use the suffix MP in New South Wales
Wales
and Queensland . In Western Australia , Northern Territory , Australian Capital Territory and Norfolk Island , members are known as MLAs. However the suffix MP is also commonly used. South Australia and Tasmania have a House of Assembly and denote its members MHA. In Victoria members can use either MP or MLA. In federal parliament, members of the House of Representatives are designated MP and not MHR. BRAZILIn Brazil, Members of all 26 Legislative Assemblies (Portuguese : Assembléias Legislativas) are called deputados estaduais (English: state deputies)
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Bob Turner (Canadian Politician)
ANDREW ROBERT "BOB" TURNER (born June 23, 1948) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Whitemud . He won his seat with 12,803 votes, defeating incumbent Health Minister and former Mayor of Edmonton, Stephen Mandel by 5,622 votes, or around 57% of the vote to Mandel's 32%. Mandel had previously beaten Turner in an October, 2014 by-election after Mandel was appointed as an unelected minister by then-Premier Jim Prentice . CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Electoral history * 2.1 2014 by-election * 2.2 2015 general election * 3 References CAREERTurner is a hematologist/oncologist at the University of Alberta Hospital and Cross Cancer Institute and is Professor of Medicine and Oncology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He also serves Stanton Medical Clinic in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. He is a graduate of McGill University medical school and has training in Internal Medicine from Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec and Hematology and Medical Oncology from the University of Pittsburgh
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Alberta New Democratic Party
Coordinates : 53°32′56″N 113°31′05″W / 53.5488°N 113.5181°W / 53.5488; -113.5181 _ THIS ARTICLE HAS MULTIPLE ISSUES. Please help IMPROVE IT or discuss these issues on the TALK PAGE . (Learn how and when to remove these template messages )_ _ This article's TONE OR STYLE MAY NOT REFLECT THE ENCYCLOPEDIC TONE USED ON. See's guide to writing better articles for suggestions. (July 2016)_ _(Learn how and when to remove this template message )_ _ This article NEEDS ADDITIONAL CITATIONS FOR VERIFICATION . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Alberta General Election, 1971
Harry Strom
Harry Strom
Social Credit PREMIER-DESIGNATE Peter Lougheed Progressive Conservative The ALBERTA GENERAL ELECTION OF 1971 was the seventeenth general election for the Province of Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. It was held on August 30, 1971 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Alberta
. It was one of only four times that Alberta
Alberta
has changed governments. The Progressive Conservative Party , led by Peter Lougheed , broke the 36-year hegemony on Alberta
Alberta
politics of the Social Credit Party . Ernest C. Manning had resigned as Social Credit leader and premier in 1968, a year after leading the Socreds to their ninth consecutive majority government . His successor, Harry E. Strom , had been unable to revive a government increasingly seen as tired, complacent and old-fashioined. The Socreds had been in government for almost two generations, having won their first victory more than a decade before oil was found in a big way in Alberta. Lougheed, on the other hand, had significant momentum going into the 1971 election. Over the past four years, he had increased his caucus from the six members elected in 1967 to ten, after two floor crossings and two by-election wins (one of which was Manning's riding)
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Alberta General Election, 2015
Jim Prentice
Jim Prentice
Progressive Conservative PREMIER-DESIGNATE Rachel Notley
Rachel Notley
New Democratic The 29TH GENERAL ELECTION of Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
, took place on May 5, 2015, following a request of Premier Jim Prentice
Jim Prentice
to the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Alberta
Donald Ethell to dissolve the Legislative Assembly on April 7, 2015. This election elected members to the 29th Alberta Legislature . It was one of only four times that Alberta
Alberta
has changed governments. The provincial Election Act fixed the election date to a three-month period between March 1 and May 31 in the fourth calendar year after the preceding election day - in this case, April 23, 2012. However, the Act does not affect the powers of the Lieutenant Governor to dissolve the Legislature before this period. The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
Alberta
(PCs) had a majority in the outgoing Assembly . As a result of the election, the Alberta
Alberta
New Democratic Party (NDP) were elected to a majority government under leader Rachel Notley
Rachel Notley
. The NDP formed Government for the first time in Alberta
Alberta
history, ousting the PCs, who were reduced to third place in seats
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Province
A PROVINCE is almost always an administrative division , within a country or state . The term derives from the ancient Roman _provincia _, which was the major territorial and administrative unit of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
's territorial possessions outside Italy. The term province has since been adopted by many countries, and in those with no actual provinces, it has come to mean "outside the capital city". While some provinces were produced artificially by colonial powers, others were formed around local groups with their own ethnic identities. Many have their own powers independent of federal authority, especially in Canada. In other countries, like China, provinces are the creation of central government, with very little autonomy. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 History and culture * 3 Legal aspects * 4 Current provinces * 4.1 Modern provinces * 4.2 Canada
Canada
* 4.3 Russia
Russia
* 4.4 Polities Translated * 5 Historic provinces * 5.1 Ancient, medieval and feudal * 5.2 Colonial and Early Modern * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links ETYMOLOGYThe English word "province" is attested since about 1330 and derives from the 13th-century Old French
Old French
"_province_", which itself comes from the Latin
Latin
word "_provincia_", which referred to the sphere of authority of a magistrate ; in particular, to a foreign territory
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Legislative Assembly
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY is the name given in some countries to either a legislature , or to one of its branch. The name is used by a number of countries, including member-states of the Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
and other countries. It is also used by their sub-national divisions, such as the Australian States and Canadian provinces
Canadian provinces
. CONTENTS* 1 Legislative assemblies in the Commonwealth * 1.1 Examples of legislative assemblies in Commonwealth countries * 1.2 Former legislative assemblies * 2 Legislative assemblies outside the Commonwealth * 3 See also LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES IN THE COMMONWEALTHThe modern-day legislative assembly in a Commonwealth country, either as a national or sub-national parliament, is in most cases an evolution of one of these colonial legislative chambers, whether the full legislature or a lower house . In a number of jurisdictions, the name House of Assembly is used instead. It is one of the main names used in everyday EXAMPLES OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES IN COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIESIn India
India
, the lower or sole house of each constituent state\'s parliament is called the legislative assembly, or Vidhan Sabha
Vidhan Sabha
. The same name is also used for the lower house of the legislatures for two of the union territories , Delhi
Delhi
and language. Puducherry
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Alberta
ALBERTA (/ælˈbɜːrtə/ ( listen )) is a western province of Canada
Canada
. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census , it is Canada\'s fourth-most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces . Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi). Alberta
Alberta
and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories
until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier has been Rachel Notley since May 2015. Alberta
Alberta
is bounded by the provinces of British Columbia
British Columbia
to the west and Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan
to the east, the Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories
to the north, and the U.S. state of Montana
Montana
to the south. Alberta
Alberta
is one of three Canadian provinces and territories to border only a single U.S. state and one of only two landlocked provinces. It has a predominantly humid continental climate , with stark contrasts over a year; but seasonal temperature average swings are smaller than in areas further east, due to winters being warmed by occasional chinook winds bringing sudden warming
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Canada
Coordinates : 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95 CANADA _ Flag MOTTO: A Mari Usque Ad Mare _ (Latin ) (English: "From Sea to Sea") ANTHEM: " O Canada "------------------------- ROYAL ANTHEM : " God Save the Queen " CAPITAL Ottawa 45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667 LARGEST CITY Toronto OFFICIAL LANGUAGES * English * French ETHNIC GROUPS Ethnic demography * 76.7% White * 14.2% Asian * 4.3% Indigenous * 2.9% Black * 1.2% Latin American * 0.5% Multiracial * 0.3% Other RELIGION List of religion
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Premier Of Alberta
The PREMIER OF ALBERTA is the first minister for the Canadian province of Alberta
Alberta
. He or she is the province's head of government . The current Premier of Alberta
Alberta
is Rachel Notley
Rachel Notley
, who was sworn in on May 24, 2015. The premier of the province deals with specific areas relating to Alberta
Alberta
and Alberta's relation on the national scene. The premier acts as a representative for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) are in turn the representatives of the people of Alberta. CONTENTS * 1 Duties and functions * 2 Timeline of premiers * 3 List of premiers * 4 References DUTIES AND FUNCTIONSTo be effective, accountable and in line with custom, the premier does hold a seat in the legislature, so the premier serves as the MLA for a riding , and is elected as the MLA by the constituents of that constituency. As with most government leaders in a parliamentary system , the premier usually wins his or her own election as MLA easily. However, on occasion, a premier has not been re-elected to their seat in a general election, forcing them to run in a by-election in a constituency that comes empty by the resignation of the sitting MLA or other incident
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Donald Getty
DONALD ROSS "DON" GETTY, OC AOE (August 30, 1933 – February 26, 2016) was a Canadian politician who served as the 11th Premier of Alberta
Alberta
between 1985 and 1992. A member of the Progressive Conservatives , he served as Energy Minister and Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister in the government of Peter Lougheed before leaving politics for the private sector in 1979. He returned to politics six years later to contest the leadership contest resulting from Lougheed's retirement. He defeated two other candidates, and became Premier November 1, 1985. As Premier, Getty was faced with an economic slowdown and falling energy prices, which hit Alberta
Alberta
's petroleum -dominated economy hard. Faced with mounting government deficits and increasing unemployment, he cut social spending and intervened with government money to prevent businesses from failing. Several of these interventions backfired in high-profile fashion, failing at their intended objective and costing scarce public funds as well. While some analysts argue that Getty's fiscal program laid the groundwork for Ralph Klein 's later balancing of the provincial budget, on Getty's departure from office the government's debt had reached $11 billion, setting the stage for his successor to characterize the Getty years as an era of wasteful and excessive spending
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Alberta Liberal Party
Coordinates : 53°32′40″N 113°32′08″W / 53.5445°N 113.5356°W / 53.5445; -113.5356 ALBERTA LIBERAL PARTY Active provincial party LEADER David Khan PRESIDENT Karen Sevcik FOUNDED September 1, 1905 (1905-09-01) HEADQUARTERS 10247 124 Street NW Edmonton
Edmonton
, Alberta
Alberta
T5N 1P8 IDEOLOGY Liberalism POLITICAL POSITION Centre COLOURS Red SEATS IN LEGISLATURE 1 / 87 WEBSITE www.albertaliberal.com * Politics of Alberta
Alberta
* Political parties * Elections The ALBERTA LIBERAL PARTY is a provincial political party in Alberta , Canada
Canada
. Founded in 1905, it was the dominant political party until the 1921 election, with the first three provincial Premiers being Liberals. Since 1921, it has formed the official opposition in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Alberta
several times, most recently from 1993 until 2012. Fourteen Liberals have served as Leader of the Opposition of Alberta
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Percy Wickman
PERCY DWIGHT WICKMAN (June 10, 1941 – July 3, 2004) was a Canadian politician and well-known activist for people with disabilities. He was born in Thunder Bay , Ontario
Ontario
. Wickman served as an alderman on Edmonton City Council
Edmonton City Council
from 1977 to 1986. He made headlines when he was elected as Liberal MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud
Edmonton-Whitemud
after unseating Alberta
Alberta
premier Don Getty in the 1989 election , despite the fact Getty had otherwise won a majority government. In 1993 election and 1997 election Wickman was re-elected as the MLA for Edmonton Rutherford . Wickman retired from politics in 2001
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