Alberta Legislature
31st Alberta Legislature
Type
Type
HousesLegislative Assembly
SovereignLieutenant Governor
History
Founded1905 (1905)
Preceded byNorth-West Territories Legislature
Meeting place
Legislature Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The Legislature of Alberta is the unicameral legislature of the province of Alberta, Canada. The legislature is made of two elements: the lieutenant governor of Alberta,[1] and the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The legislature has existed since Alberta was formed out of part of the North-West Territories in 1905.

Like the Canadian federal government, Alberta uses a Westminster-style parliamentary government, in which members are sent to the Legislative Assembly after general elections and the lieutenant governor appoints the person who can command a majority of the members of the Assembly, typically the leader of the party with the most seats, as Premier of Alberta. The premier then recommends the appointment of the Executive Council of Alberta. The premier is Alberta's head of government, while the King of Canada is its head of state.

List of legislatures

Following is a list of the times the legislature has been convened since 1905. For previous legislatures, see List of Northwest Territories Legislative Assemblies.

References

  1. ^ The Alberta Act, 4-5 Edw. VII [1905], c. 3 (Canada), s. 12 .