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The Premier of Alberta
Alberta
is the first minister for the Canadian province of Alberta. He or she is the province's head of government. The current Premier of Alberta
Alberta
is 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
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 functions[edit] To 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. The most recent case of this was Don Getty, who lost his Edmonton-Whitemud
Edmonton-Whitemud
seat in the 1989 election and then ran and was elected in a by-election in Drumheller-Stettler. In 2014 Jim Prentice was elected party leader without holding a seat in the legislative assembly, thus becoming premier, and won a Calgary-Foothills
Calgary-Foothills
by-election in order to gain a seat in the assembly. The Premier of Alberta's responsibilities include administering provincial laws, enacting legislation, and regulating industry. The premier is responsible for promoting Alberta's interests via the federal government and serves as the chief representative of Alberta to the rest of Canada. Timeline of premiers[edit]

List of premiers[edit] Main article: List of premiers of Alberta References[edit]

^ "MLA Remuneration". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-07-24. Retrieved 2017-09-21. 

Order of precedence

Preceded by Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Order of precedence in Alberta as of 2013[update] Succeeded by Catherine Fraser, Chief Justice of The Court of Appeal of Alberta

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Premiers of Alberta

Rutherford Sifton Stewart Greenfield Brownlee Reid Aberhart Manning Strom Lougheed Getty Klein Stelmach Redford Hancock Prentice Notley

Book:Premiers of Alberta Category:Premiers of Alberta Portal:Alberta

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Lieutenant Governor

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Premier

Rachel Notley Former Premiers List of Premiers by time in office

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David Khan

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Naomi Rankin

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Romy Tittel

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Jeremy Fraser

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Randy Thorsteinson

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