Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
Assemblée législative du Manitoba
|43rd Manitoba Legislature
Government House Leader
Official Opposition House Leader
| His Majesty's Government
|First Past the Post
|October 3, 2023
|On or before October 5, 2027
The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (French : Assemblée législative du Manitoba) is the deliberative assembly of the Manitoba Legislature in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Fifty-seven members are elected to this assembly at provincial general elections, all in single-member constituencies with first-past-the-post voting. Bills passed by the Legislative Assembly are given royal assent by the King of Canada in Right of Manitoba, represented by the lieutenant governor of Manitoba. The Manitoba Legislative Building is located in central Winnipeg.
The premier of Manitoba is Wab Kinew, and the speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is Tom Lindsey. Both are members of the New Democratic Party.
Historically, the Legislature of Manitoba had another chamber, the Legislative Council of Manitoba, but this was abolished in 1876, just six years after the province was formed.
The 42nd Legislature was dissolved on September 5, 2023, and a general election was called for October 3, 2023.
|Lac du Bonnet
|Portage la Prairie
|Jelynn Dela Cruz
|Red River North
|New Democratic Party
The seating arrangement is viewable at the official website.
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