Alberta Politics

#ableg by the numbers

Alberta Legislative Assembly
Alberta’s Legislative Assembly building

Number of Government MLAs: 59
Number of Opposition MLAs: 28
Number of former Government MLAs now sitting in the Opposition caucus: 5
Number of former opposition MLAs sitting in the government caucus: 2
Number of women MLAs: 23
Number of male MLAs: 64
Number of cabinet ministers: 18
Number of associate cabinet ministers: 9

Number of times government MLAs mentioned the “building Alberta” slogan in the Assembly in the four days since the session resumed on October 28, 2013: 34

In the current session of the Legislature, which began on Wednesday, May 23, 2012…
…”oil sands” was mentioned 660 times.
…”transparency” was mentioned 683 times.
… “corruption” was mentioned 52 times.
… “apologize” was mentioned 125 times.
… “Trudeau” was mentioned 7 times.
… “Mulcair” was mentioned 17 times.
… “Harper” was mentioned 24 times.
… “Lougheed” was mentioned 245 times.
… “Klein” was mentioned 324 times.

Number of MLAs first elected in 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012: 1, 5, 2, 5, 9, 25, 37
Number of MLAs who were previously elected to municipal councils or school boards: 25 (at least)
Number of MLAs who were previously elected to the House of Commons: 1

Number of bills introduced into the Assembly in this session: 44
Number of bills that have received Royal Assent in this session: 30

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