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What are the members of legislature called in Alberta?
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What is the name of provincial representative of Alberta?
There are a number of types of provincial representatives in Alberta. The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta represents the Queen in Right of Alberta. She or he summons and prorogues the legislature; provides the Royal Assent to bills passed by the legislature; and ensures that the province always has a premier who has the support of a majority of the legislature's elected members. The Lieutenant Governor is appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the prime minister. The current Lieutenant Governor is His Honour the Honourable Donald Ethell O.C., O.M.M., A.O.E., M.S.C., C.D. There are also members of the Legislative Assembly (or MLAs). This refers to elected members of the Alberta legislature, elected from time to time in general elections. There are also members of the House of Commons (or MPs). This refers to elected members of the House of Commons, federally, responsible for representing electoral districts in the province of Alberta. There are also six senators, responsible for the representation of regional interests in the Upper House (the Senate). Senators are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the prime minister.
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Who is your representative in the Legislature of Alberta?
The Queen's Provincial Representative: Lieutenant Governor of Alberta The Legislature of Alberta consists of Her Majesty the Queen of Canada (represented by the Lieutenant Governor), and the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The Lieutenant Governor is appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the advice of the prime minister, and serves at the pleasure of the Governor General (usually around 5 years). Currently, the Queen's provincial representative is His Honour Col. (Ret'd) the Honourable Donald Ethell O.C., O.M.M., A.O.E., M.S.C., C.D., the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta There are 83 members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, each of whom is elected by a single-member plurality system at each general election. To check your member of the Legislative Assembly, see sources and related links. If you are not sure which is your constituency, you can use the Street Key service provided on the Elections Alberta website, or contact Elections Alberta at 1 (780) 427-7191.