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25th Alberta LegislatureDescription : The members of the 25th Alberta Legislative Assembly were elected in the general election held on March 12, 2001 and, with the exception of the three MLAs listed below, held their seats until dissolution of the legislature on October 25, 2004.On November 22, 2004, the 26th Alberta general election was held to elect the next legislature.The 25th Legislative Assembly was ushered in with a massive Progressive Conservative majority, with Alberta being dubbed Ralph's World following the 2001 gener... Page:21037

25th Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Type
Type
Unicameral
HousesLegislative Assembly
Leadership
Speaker
Ken Kowalski, Progressive Conservative
1997–2012
Seats83
Meeting place
Edmonton leg.jpg
Legislature Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Website
www.assembly.ab.ca

The members of the 25th Alberta Legislative Assembly were elected in the general election held on March 12, 2001 and, with the exception of the three MLAs listed below, held their seats until dissolution of the legislature on October 25, 2004.

On November 22, 2004, the 26th Alberta general election was held to elect the next legislature.

History

The 25th Legislative Assembly was ushered in with a massive Progressive Conservative majority, with Alberta being dubbed Ralph's World following the 2001 general election. The official opposition Liberals began a turbulent period that would see the party go through four leaders.

The third party Alberta New Democrats also changed leaders in July 2004 with the retirement of Raj Pannu.

Towards the end of the legislature for the first time since 1985, a new party caucus was formed. Edmonton-Norwood MLA Gary Masyk would cross the floor to the Alberta Alliance which had been formed in 2002 and registered in 2003 creating the caucus for that party. His reason for leaving was the Premier's interference in the 2004 federal election that coincided with a sharp decline in poll numbers that kept the federal Conservatives from winning the election. His electoral district was also abolished in the 2004 Alberta Boundary Re-distribution.

Support the Progressive Conservatives softened through the reign of the Assembly but still remained high during the 2004 general election.

Members of the 25th Legislature by district

 DistrictMemberPartyNotes
 Athabasca-WabascaMike CardinalProgressive Conservative
 Airdrie-Rocky ViewCarol HaleyProgressive Conservative
 Banff-CochraneJanis TarchukProgressive Conservative
 Barrhead-WestlockKen KowalskiProgressive Conservative
 Bonnyville-Cold LakeDenis DucharmeProgressive Conservative
 Calgary-BowAlana DeLongProgressive Conservative
 Calgary-BuffaloHarvey CenaikoProgressive Conservative
 Calgary-CrossYvonne FritzProgressive Conservative
 Calgary CurrieJon LordProgressive Conservative
 Calgary-EastMoe AmeryProgressive Conservative
 Calgary-EgmontDenis HerardProgressive Conservative
 Calgary ElbowRalph KleinProgressive Conservative
 Calgary Fish CreekHeather ForsythProgressive Conservative
 Calgary-FoothillsPat NelsonProgressive Conservative
 Calgary-FortWayne CaoProgressive Conservative
 Calgary-GlenmoreRon StevensProgressive Conservative
 Calgary LougheedMarlene GrahamProgressive Conservative
 Calgary McCallShiraz ShariffProgressive Conservative
 Calgary MontroseHung PhamProgressive Conservative
 Calgary-Mountain ViewMark HladyProgressive Conservative
 Calgary-North HillRichard MagnusProgressive Conservative
 Calgary North WestGreg MelchinProgressive Conservative
 Calgary Nose CreekGary MarProgressive Conservative
 Calgary ShawCindy AdyProgressive Conservative
 Calgary-VarsityMurray SmithProgressive Conservative
 Calgary WestKaren KryczkaProgressive Conservative
 Cardston-Taber-WarnerBroyce JacobsProgressive Conservative
 Clover Bar-Fort SaskatchewanRob LougheedProgressive Conservative
 Cypress-Medicine HatLorne TaylorProgressive Conservative
 Drayton Valley-CalmarTony AbbottProgressive Conservative
 Drumheller-ChinookShirley McClellanProgressive Conservative
 DunveganHector GoudreauProgressive Conservative
 Edmonton-Beverly-ClareviewJulius YankowskyProgressive Conservative
 Edmonton-CalderBrent RathgeberProgressive Conservative
 Edmonton Castle DownsThomas LukaszukProgressive Conservative
    Edmonton CentreLaurie BlakemanLiberal
    Edmonton EllerslieDebby CarlsonLiberalResigned
Vacant at dissolution
    Edmonton-GlengarryBill BonnerLiberal
 Edmonton-GlenoraDrew HuttonProgressive Conservative
    Edmonton-Gold BarHugh MacDonaldLiberal
    Edmonton-HighlandsBrian MasonNDP
 Edmonton ManningTony VandermeerProgressive Conservative
 Edmonton-McClungMark NorrisProgressive Conservative
 Edmonton MeadowlarkBob MaskellProgressive Conservative
 Edmonton Mill CreekGene ZwozdeskyProgressive Conservative
    Edmonton-Mill WoodsDon MasseyLiberal
 Edmonton-NorwoodGary MasykProgressive ConservativeCrossed the floor
Alberta Alliance
    Edmonton RiverviewKevin TaftLiberal
 Edmonton RutherfordIan McClellandProgressive Conservative
    Edmonton-StrathconaRaj PannuNDP
 Edmonton-WhitemudDavid HancockProgressive Conservative
 Fort McMurrayGuy BoutilierProgressive Conservative
 Grande Prairie-SmokyMel KnightProgressive Conservative
 Grande Prairie-WapitiGordon GraydonProgressive Conservative
 HighwoodDon TannasProgressive Conservative
 Innisfail-Sylvan LakeLuke OuelletteProgressive Conservative
 Lac La Biche-St. PaulRay DanylukProgressive Conservative
 Lacombe-StettlerJudy GordonProgressive Conservative
 Lesser Slave LakePearl CalahasenProgressive Conservative
 LeducAlbert KlapsteinProgressive Conservative
    Lethbridge-EastKen NicolLiberalResigned
Vacant at dissolution
 Lethbridge-WestClint DunfordProgressive Conservative
 Little BowBarry McFarlandProgressive Conservative
 Livingstone-MacleodDavid CouttsProgressive Conservative
 Medicine HatRob RennerProgressive Conservative
 Olds-Didsbury-Three HillsRichard MarzProgressive Conservative
 Peace RiverGary FriedelProgressive Conservative
 Ponoka-RimbeyHalvar JonsonProgressive Conservative
 Red Deer NorthMary Anne JablonskiProgressive Conservative
 Red Deer SouthVictor DoerksenProgressive Conservative
 RedwaterDave BrodaProgressive Conservative
 Rocky Mountain HouseTy LundProgressive Conservative
 Sherwood ParkIris EvansProgressive Conservative
 St. AlbertMary O'NeillProgressive Conservative
 Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. AlbertDoug HornerProgressive Conservative
 Stony PlainStan WoloshynProgressive Conservative
 Strathmore-BrooksLyle ObergProgressive Conservative
 Vegreville-VikingEd StelmachProgressive Conservative
 Vermilion-LloydminsterLloyd SnelgroveProgressive Conservative
 WainwrightRobert FischerProgressive ConservativeResigned
 Doug GriffithsProgressive ConservativeElected by-election
 West YellowheadIvan StrangProgressive Conservative
 Wetaskiwin-CamroseLeRoy JohnsonProgressive Conservative
 Whitecourt-Ste. AnneGeorge VanderBurgProgressive Conservative

Standings changes during the 25th Assembly

Number of members
per party by date
200120022004
Mar 12Dec 31Apr 8May 25May 28Jun 29
 Progressive Conservative74737473
Liberal765
    NDP2
Alberta Alliance01
Total members8382838281
Vacant01012
Government Majority656465666765
  1. December 31, 2001 Robert Fischer, Wainwright resigns
  2. April 8, 2002 Doug Griffiths, Wainwright elected in a by-election
  3. May 25, 2004 Ken Nicol, Lethbridge-East resigns to run in a federal election
  4. May 28, 2004 Debby Carlson, Edmonton Ellerslie resigned to run in a federal election
  5. June 29, 2004 Gary Masyk, Edmonton Norwood crossed the floor to the Alberta Alliance
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