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Government

     New Democratic (54)

Official Opposition:

     United Conservative (25)

Other Parties:

     Alberta Party
Alberta Party
(3)      Liberal (1)      Progressive Conservative (1)      Independent (1)      Vacant (2)

Elections

Last election

May 5, 2015

Next election

May 31, 2019 or earlier

Meeting place

Legislature
Legislature
Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Website

www.assembly.ab.ca

The Legislature
Legislature
grounds from the roof of the building.

Alberta Legislature
Alberta Legislature
Building

The Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Alberta
is one of two components of the Legislature
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
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,[2] 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
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.[3] Alberta
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
Canadian citizen
older than 18 who has lived in Alberta
Alberta
for at least six months before the election. Senators, senators in waiting, members of the House of Commons, and criminal inmates are ineligible.[4] The current and 29th Alberta
Alberta
Legislative Assembly was elected on May 5th 2015.

Contents

1 Current members 2 Seating plan 3 Standings during 29th Assembly 4 References 5 External links

Current members[edit] The current members of the Legislature
Legislature
were elected in the 29th Alberta
Alberta
general election held on May 5, 2015. Bold indicates cabinet members, and party leaders are italicized.

Member Party Constituency

  Pitt, AngelaAngela Pitt United Conservative Airdrie

  Piquette, ColinColin Piquette NDP Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater

  Westhead, CamCam Westhead NDP Banff-Cochrane

  van Dijken, GlennGlenn van Dijken United Conservative Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

  Taylor, WesWes Taylor United Conservative Battle River-Wainwright

  Cyr, ScottScott Cyr United Conservative Bonnyville-Cold Lake

  Payne, BrandyBrandy Payne NDP Calgary-Acadia

  Drever, DeborahDeborah Drever NDP Calgary-Bow

  Ganley, KathleenKathleen Ganley NDP Calgary-Buffalo

  Miranda, RicardoRicardo Miranda NDP Calgary-Cross

  Malkinson, BrianBrian Malkinson NDP Calgary-Currie

  Luff, RobynRobyn Luff NDP Calgary-East

  Clark, GregGreg Clark Alberta
Alberta
Party Calgary-Elbow

  Gotfried, RichardRichard Gotfried United Conservative Calgary-Fish Creek

  Panda, PrasadPrasad Panda United Conservative Calgary-Foothills

  Ceci, JoeJoe Ceci NDP Calgary-Fort

  Kazim, AnamAnam Kazim NDP Calgary-Glenmore

  Gill, PrabPrab Gill United Conservative Calgary-Greenway

  Connolly, MichaelMichael Connolly NDP Calgary-Hawkwood

  McIver, RicRic McIver United Conservative Calgary-Hays

  Coolahan, CraigCraig Coolahan NDP Calgary-Klein

  Kenney, JasonJason Kenney United Conservative Calgary-Lougheed

  McPherson, KarenKaren McPherson Alberta
Alberta
Party Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill

  Sabir, IrfanIrfan Sabir NDP Calgary-McCall

  Swann, DavidDavid Swann Liberal Calgary-Mountain View

  Jansen, SandraSandra Jansen NDP Calgary-North West

  Kleinsteuber, JamieJamie Kleinsteuber NDP Calgary-Northern Hills

  Sucha, GrahamGraham Sucha NDP Calgary-Shaw

  Fraser, RickRick Fraser Alberta
Alberta
Party Calgary-South East

  McLean, StephanieStephanie McLean NDP Calgary-Varsity

  Ellis, MikeMike Ellis United Conservative Calgary-West

  Hunter, GrantGrant Hunter United Conservative Cardston-Taber-Warner

  Aheer, LeelaLeela Aheer United Conservative Chestermere-Rocky View

  Barnes, DrewDrew Barnes United Conservative Cypress-Medicine Hat

  Smith, MarkMark Smith United Conservative Drayton Valley-Devon

  Strankman, RickRick Strankman United Conservative Drumheller-Stettler

  McCuaig-Boyd, MargaretMargaret McCuaig-Boyd NDP Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley

  Bilous, DeronDeron Bilous NDP Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview

  Eggen, DavidDavid Eggen NDP Edmonton-Calder

  Goehring, NicoleNicole Goehring NDP Edmonton-Castle Downs

  Shepherd, DavidDavid Shepherd NDP Edmonton-Centre

  Nielsen, ChrisChris Nielsen NDP Edmonton-Decore

  Loyola, RodRod Loyola NDP Edmonton-Ellerslie

  Hoffman, SarahSarah Hoffman NDP Edmonton-Glenora

  Schmidt, MarlinMarlin Schmidt NDP Edmonton-Gold Bar

  Mason, BrianBrian Mason NDP Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood

  Sweet, HeatherHeather Sweet NDP Edmonton-Manning

  Dach, LorneLorne Dach NDP Edmonton-McClung

  Carson, JonJon Carson NDP Edmonton-Meadowlark

  Woollard, DeniseDenise Woollard NDP Edmonton-Mill Creek

  Gray, ChristinaChristina Gray NDP Edmonton-Mill Woods

  Sigurdson, LoriLori Sigurdson NDP Edmonton-Riverview

  Feehan, RichardRichard Feehan NDP Edmonton-Rutherford

  Dang, ThomasThomas Dang NDP Edmonton-South West

  Notley, RachelRachel Notley NDP Edmonton-Strathcona

  Turner, BobBob Turner NDP Edmonton-Whitemud

  Vacant Fort McMurray-Conklin

  Yao, TanyTany Yao United Conservative Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo

  Littlewood, JessicaJessica Littlewood NDP Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

  Loewen, ToddTodd Loewen United Conservative Grande Prairie-Smoky

  Drysdale, WayneWayne Drysdale United Conservative Grande Prairie-Wapiti

  Anderson, WayneWayne Anderson United Conservative Highwood

  Vacant Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

  Hanson, DaveDave Hanson United Conservative Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills

  Orr, RonRon Orr United Conservative Lacombe-Ponoka

  Anderson, ShayeShaye Anderson NDP Leduc-Beaumont

  Larivee, DanielleDanielle Larivee NDP Lesser Slave Lake

  Fitzpatrick, MariaMaria Fitzpatrick NDP Lethbridge-East

  Phillips, ShannonShannon Phillips NDP Lethbridge-West

  Schneider, DaveDave Schneider United Conservative Little Bow

  Stier, PatPat Stier United Conservative Livingstone-Macleod

  Wanner, BobBob Wanner NDP Medicine Hat

  Cooper, NathanNathan Cooper United Conservative Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills

  Jabbour, DebbieDebbie Jabbour NDP Peace River

  Schreiner, KimKim Schreiner NDP Red Deer-North

  Miller, BarbBarb Miller NDP Red Deer-South

  Nixon, JasonJason Nixon United Conservative Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre

  McKitrick, AnnieAnnie McKitrick NDP Sherwood Park

  Horne, TrevorTrevor Horne NDP Spruce Grove-St. Albert

  Renaud, MarieMarie Renaud NDP St. Albert

  Babcock, ErinErin Babcock NDP Stony Plain

  Cortes-Vargas, EstefaniaEstefania Cortes-Vargas NDP Strathcona-Sherwood Park

  Fildebrandt, DerekDerek Fildebrandt Independent Strathmore-Brooks

  Starke, RichardRichard Starke Progressive Conservative [5] Vermilion-Lloydminster

  Rosendahl, EricEric Rosendahl NDP West Yellowhead

  Hinkley, BruceBruce Hinkley NDP Wetaskiwin-Camrose

  Carlier, OneilOneil Carlier NDP Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

Three byelections have been held since the last general election.

Date Riding

Outgoing member Party

Elected member Party Reason for vacancy

September 3, 2015 Calgary-Foothills

vacant

Prasad Panda Wildrose Former premier Jim Prentice
Jim Prentice
disclaimed his victory in this riding in the 2015 election, leaving it vacant with no member returned at the opening of the Assembly.

March 22, 2016 Calgary-Greenway

Manmeet Bhullar Progressive Conservative

Prab Gill Progressive Conservative Bhullar was killed in a car accident on November 23, 2015.

December 14, 2017 Calgary-Lougheed

Dave Rodney United Conservative

Jason Kenney United Conservative Rodney resigned in order to let Party Leader Jason Kenney
Jason Kenney
have a seat in the legislature

Seating plan[edit]

Party leaders are italicized. Light orange indicate cabinet minister.

Stier Anderson Taylor

Schneider Orr

Starke

Fildebrandt

Sucha Hinkley

Hanson van Dijken Cyr Loewen Gill

Pitt Yao Hunter Gotfried

Swann

Clark

Jabbour Sweet

Cooper Ellis Strankman McIver Nixon Kenney Aheer Panda Barnes Drysdale Smith

Fraser McPherson

Wanner

McLean Feehan Carlier Phillips Sigurdson Bilous Ganley Mason Notley Ceci Hoffman McCuaig-Boyd Eggen Sabir Larivee Miranda Gray

Luff Piquette Miller Goehring Littlewood Jansen Schmidt Cortes-Vargas

Westhead Payne Anderson McKitrick Shepherd Babcock Coolahan Rosendahl

Woollard Kleinsteuber Turner Dang Drever Nielsen Schreiner Connolly

Loyola Renaud Malkinson Dach Fitzpatrick Carson Kazim Horne

Official Seating Plan (Retrieved March 14, 2018) Standings during 29th Assembly[edit]

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 March 5

New Democratic 54 53 54 55 54

United Conservative 0 29 28 27 26 27 26 25

Wildrose 21 22 0

Progressive Conservative 9 8 9 8 1

Liberal 1

Alberta
Alberta
Party 1 2 3

Independent 0 1 0 1 2 3 2 1

Total members 86 87 86 87 86 87 86 85

Vacant 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2

Government Majority 22 20 19 20 22 21 23 21 22 23

Membership changes in the 29th Assembly

Date Name District Party Reason

  May 5, 2015 See list of members Election day of the 29th Alberta
Alberta
general election

  May 5, 2015 Jim Prentice Calgary-Foothills PC Disclaimed seat[6]

  May 22, 2015 Deborah Drever Calgary-Bow Independent Suspended from NDP caucus[7]

  Sept 3, 2015 Prasad Panda Calgary-Foothills Wildrose Wins by-election

  Nov 23, 2015 Manmeet Bhullar Calgary-Greenway PC Death (car accident)

  Jan 8, 2016 Deborah Drever Calgary-Bow NDP Rejoined NDP caucus[8]

  Mar 22, 2016 Prabhdeep Gill Calgary-Greenway PC Wins by-election[9]

  Nov 17, 2016 Sandra Jansen Calgary-North West NDP Crossed floor to NDP after alleging a PC Party leadership candidate had harassed her.[10]

  July 24, 2017 Angela Pitt Airdrie UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Glenn van Dijken Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Wes Taylor Battle River-Wainwright UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Scott Cyr Bonnyville-Cold Lake UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Richard Gotfried Calgary-Fish Creek UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Prasad Panda Calgary-Foothills UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Prab Gill Calgary-Greenway UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Ric McIver Calgary-Hays UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Dave Rodney Calgary-Lougheed UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Rick Fraser Calgary-South East UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Mike Ellis Calgary-West UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Grant Hunter Cardston-Taber-Warner UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Leela Aheer Chestermere-Rocky View UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Drew Barnes Cypress-Medicine Hat UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Mark Smith Drayton Valley-Devon UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Rick Strankman Drumheller-Stettler UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Brian Jean Fort McMurray-Conklin UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Tany Yao Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Todd Loewen Grande Prairie-Smoky UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Wayne Drysdale Grande Prairie-Wapiti UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Wayne Anderson Highwood UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Don MacIntyre Innisfail-Sylvan Lake UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Dave Hanson Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Ron Orr Lacombe-Ponoka UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Dave Schneider Little Bow UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Pat Stier Livingstone-Macleod UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Nathan Cooper Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Jason Nixon Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  July 24, 2017 Derek Fildebrandt Strathmore-Brooks UCP Crossed floor to UCP following Wildrose/PC merger.

  Aug 15, 2017 Derek Fildebrandt Strathmore-Brooks Independent Resigned from UCP caucus following an expenses scandal.[11]

  Sept 21, 2017 Rick Fraser Calgary-South East Independent Resigned from UCP caucus to sit as an independent.

  Oct 4, 2017 Karen McPherson Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill Independent Resigned from NDP caucus to sit as an independent.

  Oct 29, 2017 Karen McPherson Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill Alberta
Alberta
Party Joined the Alberta Party
Alberta Party
[12]

  Nov 1, 2017 Dave Rodney Calgary-Lougheed UCP Resigned to allow UCP Leader Jason Kenney
Jason Kenney
a seat in the legislature.[13]

  Dec 14, 2017 Jason Kenney Calgary-Lougheed UCP Won seat in by-election.

  Jan 9, 2018 Rick Fraser Calgary-South East Alberta
Alberta
Party Joined the Alberta Party
Alberta Party
to run in the leadership race [14]

  February 2, 2018 Don MacIntyre Innisfail-Sylvan Lake Independent Resigned from UPC caucus to "focus on family."[15]

  February 5, 2018 Don MacIntyre Innisfail-Sylvan Lake Independent Resigned seat[16]. Later revealed he faced charges of sexual assault and sexual interference [17]

  March 5, 2018 Brian Jean Fort McMurray-Conklin UCP Resigned seat and retired from politics to focus on family.[18]

References[edit]

^ The Alberta
Alberta
Act, 4-5 Edw. VII [1905], c. 3 (Canada), s. 12 . ^ "Legislative Assembly Act". Queen's Printer. Section 3(1). Retrieved March 17, 2011.  ^ "Bill 21, Election Amendment Act, 2011" (PDF). The Legislative Assembly of Alberta. December 6, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011.  ^ "Election Act". Queen's Printer. Section 56. Retrieved March 17, 2011.  ^ https://www.assembly.ab.ca/net/index.aspx?p=mla_home ^ The candidate elected for Calgary-Foothills
Calgary-Foothills
in the general election, Jim Prentice, resigned on election day before winning his riding. According to section 139 of the Alberta
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. ^ " Deborah Drever suspended from NDP caucus". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2015-05-22. Retrieved 2015-05-22.  ^ "Calgary MLA Deborah Drever returns to NDP party's caucus". Calgary Herald. 2016-01-08. Retrieved 2016-01-08.  ^ "Tories hold Calgary-Greenway
Calgary-Greenway
riding after by-election". Calgary Herald. 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2016-03-23.  ^ " Alberta
Alberta
MLA Sandra Jansen leaves PCs, joins NDP caucus". CBC.ca. 2016-11-17.  ^ "'I'm a flawed man': embattled Alberta
Alberta
MLA Derek Fildebrandt
Derek Fildebrandt
quits UCP caucus". CBC News. Edmonton. August 15, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.  ^ "Calgary MLA Karen McPherson
Karen McPherson
joins the Alberta Party
Alberta Party
caucus". CBC News. Edmonton. October 29, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2017.  ^ Wood, James (30 October 2017). " Jason Kenney
Jason Kenney
takes charge of UCP, seeks seat in legislature by Christmas". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 1 November 2017.  ^ "Calgary MLA Rick Fraser registers as Alberta Party
Alberta Party
leadership candidate". CBC News. Edmonton. October 29, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2017.  ^ "MLA Don MacIntyre
Don MacIntyre
resigns from UCP caucus". CBC News. Retrieved February 3, 2018.  ^ " Alberta
Alberta
legislature member for United Conservative Party
United Conservative Party
leaves his seat". CTV News. Retrieved February 6, 2018.  ^ "Former Alberta
Alberta
MLA Don MacIntyre
Don MacIntyre
faces sexual assault, sexual interference charges". Global News. Retrieved February 9, 2018.  ^ McDermott, Vincent (2018-03-05). "Former UCP leadership contender Brian Jean
Brian Jean
quits as Fort McMurray MLA". Edmonton
Edmonton
Journal. Retrieved 2018-03-14. 

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