Legislative Assembly of Alberta
30th Alberta Legislature
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FoundedSeptember 9, 1905 (1905-09-09)
Preceded byNorth-West Legislative Assembly
Nathan Cooper, UCP
since May 30, 2019
Danielle Smith, UCP
since October 11, 2022
Government House Leader
Jason Nixon, UCP
since April 30, 2019
Rachel Notley, NDP
since April 30, 2019
Opposition House Leader
Christina Gray, NDP
since February 8, 2021
Alberta Legislative Assembly - Seating Plan (July 25, 2017 - Present).svg
Political groups
  • Government
  •   United Conservative (60)
  • Official Opposition
  •   New Democratic (23)
  • Other
  •   Independent (2)
  •   Vacant (3)
Last election
April 16, 2019
Next election
Meeting place
Chamber - Alberta Legislature Building.JPG
Alberta Legislative Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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The Legislative Assembly of Alberta is the deliberative assembly of the province of Alberta, Canada. It sits in the Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton. The Legislative Assembly currently has 87 members, elected first past the post from single-member electoral districts.[1] Bills passed by the Legislative Assembly are given royal assent by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, as the viceregal representative of the King of Canada.[2] The Legislative Assembly and the Lieutenant Governor together make up the unicameral Alberta Legislature.

The maximum period between general elections of the assembly, as set by Section 4 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is five years, which is further reinforced in Alberta's Legislative Assembly Act.[3] Convention dictates the premier controls the date of election and usually selects a date in the fourth or fifth year after the preceding election. Amendments to Alberta's Elections Act introduced in 2011 fixed the date of election to 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 and has registered with Elections Alberta under the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act. Senators, senators-in-waiting, members of the House of Commons, and criminal inmates are ineligible.[5]

The current and 30th Alberta Legislative Assembly was elected on April 16, 2019.


The Alberta Legislative Building has housed the chambers of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta since its completion in 1913.
The Alberta Legislative Building has housed the chambers of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta since its completion in 1913.

The first session of the first Legislature of Alberta opened on March 15, 1906, in the Thistle Rink, Edmonton, north of Jasper Avenue. After the speech from the throne, the assembly held its sessions in the McKay Avenue School. In this school Alberta MLAs chose the provincial capital,[6] Edmonton, and the future site for the Alberta Legislature Building: the bank of the North Saskatchewan River. Allan Merrick Jeffers,[7] 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.[8][9][10]

Louise McKinney and Roberta MacAdams were the first women elected to the assembly, in the 1917 election. They were also the first women in any legislature of the British Empire.

Current members

The current members of the Legislature were elected in the 30th Alberta general election held on April 16, 2019. Bold indicates cabinet members, and party leaders are italicized.

Member[11] Party Electoral district First elected
  Leela Aheer United Conservative Chestermere-Strathmore 2015
  Tracy Allard United Conservative Grande Prairie 2019
  Mickey Amery United Conservative Calgary-Cross 2019
  Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk United Conservative Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville 2019
  Drew Barnes United Conservative (2019-2021) Cypress-Medicine Hat 2012
  Independent (2021-)
  Deron Bilous New Democratic Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview 2012
  Jon Carson New Democratic Edmonton-West Henday 2015
  Joe Ceci New Democratic Calgary-Buffalo 2015
  Nathan Cooper United Conservative Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills 2015
  Jason Copping United Conservative Calgary-Varsity 2019
  Lorne Dach New Democratic Edmonton-McClung 2015
  Thomas Dang New Democratic Edmonton-South 2015
  Jasvir Deol New Democratic Edmonton-Meadows 2019
  Devin Dreeshen United Conservative Innisfail-Sylvan Lake 2018 (by-election)
  David Eggen New Democratic Edmonton-North West 2004*
  Mike Ellis United Conservative Calgary-West 2014 (by-election)
  Richard Feehan New Democratic Edmonton-Rutherford 2015
  Tanya Fir United Conservative Calgary-Peigan 2019
  Kathleen Ganley New Democratic Calgary-Mountain View 2015
  Shane Getson United Conservative Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland 2019
  Nate Glubish United Conservative Strathcona-Sherwood Park 2019
  Nicole Goehring New Democratic Edmonton-Castle Downs 2015
  Brian Jean United Conservative Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche 2022 (by-election)
  Richard Gotfried United Conservative Calgary-Fish Creek 2015
  Christina Gray New Democratic Edmonton-Mill Woods 2015
  Peter Guthrie United Conservative Airdrie-Cochrane 2019
  Dave Hanson United Conservative Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul 2015
  Sarah Hoffman New Democratic Edmonton-Glenora 2015
  Nate Horner United Conservative Drumheller-Stettler 2019
  Grant Hunter United Conservative Taber-Warner 2015
  Janis Irwin New Democratic Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood 2019
  Whitney Issik United Conservative Calgary-Glenmore 2019
  Matt Jones United Conservative Calgary-South East 2019
  Adriana LaGrange United Conservative Red Deer-North 2019
  Martin Long United Conservative West Yellowhead 2019
  Todd Loewen United Conservative (2019-2021) Central Peace-Notley 2019
  Independent (2021-)
  Jackie Lovely United Conservative Camrose 2019
  Rod Loyola New Democratic Edmonton-Ellerslie 2015
  Jason Luan United Conservative Calgary-Foothills 2012†
  Kaycee Madu United Conservative Edmonton-South West 2019
  Ric McIver United Conservative Calgary-Hays 2012
  Nicholas Milliken United Conservative Calgary-Currie 2019
  Dale Nally United Conservative Morinville-St. Albert 2019
  Chris Nielsen New Democratic Edmonton-Decore 2015
  Nathan Neudorf United Conservative Lethbridge-East 2019
  Demetrios Nicolaides United Conservative Calgary-Bow 2019
  Jason Nixon United Conservative Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre 2015
  Jeremy Nixon United Conservative Calgary-Klein 2019
  Rachel Notley New Democratic Edmonton-Strathcona 2008
  Ron Orr United Conservative Lacombe-Ponoka 2015
  Rakhi Pancholi New Democratic Edmonton-Whitemud 2019
  Prasad Panda United Conservative Calgary-Edgemont 2015 (by-election)
  Shannon Phillips New Democratic Lethbridge-West 2015
  Angela Pitt United Conservative Airdrie-East 2015
  Josephine Pon United Conservative Calgary-Beddington 2019
  Roger Reid United Conservative Livingstone-Macleod 2019
  Pat Rehn United Conservative (2019-2021) Lesser Slave Lake 2019
  Independent (Jan-Jul 2021)
  United Conservative (2021-)
  Marie Renaud New Democratic St. Albert 2015
  Miranda Rosin United Conservative Banff-Kananaskis 2019
  Garth Rowswell United Conservative Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright 2019
  Brad Rutherford United Conservative Leduc-Beaumont 2019
  Irfan Sabir New Democratic Calgary-McCall 2015
  Rajan Sawhney United Conservative Calgary-North East 2019
  Sonya Savage United Conservative Calgary-North West 2019
  Marlin Schmidt New Democratic Edmonton-Gold Bar 2015
  Joseph Schow United Conservative Cardston-Siksika 2019
  Rebecca Schulz United Conservative Calgary-Shaw 2019
  Doug Schweitzer United Conservative Calgary-Elbow 2019
  Tyler Shandro United Conservative Calgary-Acadia 2019
  David Shepherd New Democratic Edmonton-City Centre 2015
  Lori Sigurdson New Democratic Edmonton-Riverview 2015
  RJ Sigurdson United Conservative Highwood 2019
  Peter Singh United Conservative Calgary-East 2019
  Danielle Smith United Conservative Brooks 2015
  Mark Smith United Conservative Brooks-Medicine Hat 2022
  Jason Stephan United Conservative Red Deer-South 2019
  Heather Sweet New Democratic Edmonton-Manning 2015
  Travis Toews United Conservative Grande Prairie-Wapiti 2019
  Devinder Toor United Conservative Calgary-Falconridge 2019
  Searle Turton United Conservative Spruce Grove-Stony Plain 2019
  Glenn van Dijken United Conservative Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock 2015
  Jordan Walker United Conservative Sherwood Park 2019
  Rick Wilson United Conservative Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin 2019
  Dan Williams United Conservative Peace River 2019
  Tany Yao United Conservative Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo 2015
  Muhammad Yaseen United Conservative Calgary-North 2019

* Absent from Legislature during 2008–2012 term
† Absent from Legislature during 2015–2019 term

Standings during 30th Assembly

The 30th Alberta Legislative Assembly was constituted after the general election on April 16, 2019. The United Conservative Party, led by Jason Kenney, won a majority of seats and formed the government. The New Democrats, led by outgoing Premier Rachel Notley, won the second most seats and formed the official opposition.[12]

Seating plan

M. Smith Rowswell Carson Dach Schmidt Deol Bilous Nielsen Feehan
Aheer Turton Long Walker Loyola L. Sigurdson Ganley Eggen Irwin Pancholi Renaud Dang
Pitt Reid Rehn Orr Shepherd Sweet Phillips Gray Notley Ceci Hoffman Sabir Goehring Barnes
Shandro Copping Loewen Savage Guthrie Dreeshen Neudorf Schow D. Smith Madu Toews LaGrange Glubish Sawhney Ellis Jean Wilson
Yao Toor Horner Nicolaides Amery Hanson Williams Rutherford Jones Schulz Luan Jer. Nixon Nally Milliken McIver Armstong-Homeniuk
Gotfried Issik Fir Pon Stephan Hunter Singh Lovely Allard Getson Rosin RJ Sigurdson Yaseen Panda van Dijken Jas. Nixon



  1. ^ "Legislative Assembly of Alberta". www.assembly.ab.ca.
  2. ^ The Alberta Act, 4-5 Edw. VII [1905], c. 3 (Canada), s. 12 .
  3. ^ Legislative Assembly Act, RSA 2000, c. L-9, s. 3(1)
  4. ^ Election Act, RSA 2000, c. E-1, s. 38.1(2)
  5. ^ Election Act, RSA 2000, c. E-1, s. 56
  6. ^ "History of the building". www.alberta.ca.
  7. ^ "McDougall Centre". www.alberta.ca.
  8. ^ http://www.assembly.ab.ca/pub/gdbook/CitizensGuide.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  9. ^ "Jeffers, Allan Merrick - Alberta On Record". albertaonrecord.ca.
  10. ^ "Alberta Legislature". Alberta Legislature - Explore Edmonton.
  11. ^ Legislative Assembly of Alberta: Elected Members of the Assembly
  12. ^ "Jason Kenney rides UCP wave to majority government in Alberta". CBC News. Apr 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "Chamber Seating Plan". www.assembly.ab.ca. Retrieved 2022-10-11.