Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly

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Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
49th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador [1]
Type
Type
History
Founded1832 (1832)
Leadership
Scott Reid [2] , Liberal
since November 4, 2019
Government House Leader
Siobhán Coady, Liberal
since October 30, 2019
Opposition House Leader
David Brazil, Progressive Conservative
since June 10, 2019
Structure
Seats40
Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly 2019.svg
Political groups
Governing party

Opposition parties

Elections
Last election
May 16, 2019
Next election
TBD
Meeting place
Confederation Building (front), St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.jpg
Colonial Building (1850-1959)
Confederation Building (1959–present)
Website
www.assembly.nl.ca

The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly is the deliberative assembly of the General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Assembly meets in the Confederation Building at St. John's. Bills passed by the assembly are given royal assent by the Queen of Canada in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador, represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. [3]

Contents

The governing party sits on the left side of the speaker of the House of Assembly as opposed to the traditional right side of the speaker. This tradition dates back to the 1850s as the heaters in the Colonial Building were located on the left side. Thus, the government chose to sit near the heat, and leave the opposition sitting in the cold.

Seating plan

Stoodley Loveless Trimper
Bennett Davis Haley Gambin-Walsh Mitchelmore Warr Bragg P.Parsons
Dempster Osborne BALL Coady Crocker Haggie Byrne A.Parsons
Reid
Lester Wakeham CROSBIE Brazil Petten Parsons COFFIN Dinn Brown
Dwyer Evans Conway-Ottenheimer Dinn Pardy Parrott
O'Driscoll Tibbs Forsey Joyce Lane

Current members (MHAs)

Colonial Building, the House of Assembly of the Dominion of Newfoundland Colonial Building, St. John's, Canada.jpg
Colonial Building, the House of Assembly of the Dominion of Newfoundland
Newfoundland House of Assembly in Colonial Building, ca. 1914 Newfoundland House of Assembly 1914.jpg
Newfoundland House of Assembly in Colonial Building, ca. 1914

Party leaders' names are written in bold and cabinet ministers in italic, with the Speaker of the House of Assembly designated by a dagger (†).

NamePartyRiding
  Dwight Ball Liberal Humber-Gros Morne
  Derek Bennett Liberal Lewisporte-Twillingate
  Derrick Bragg Liberal Fogo Island-Cape Freels
  David Brazil Progressive Conservative Conception Bay East-Bell Island
     Jordan Brown New Democratic Labrador West
  Gerry Byrne Liberal Corner Brook
  Siobhán Coady Liberal St. John's West
     Alison Coffin New Democratic St. John's East-Quidi Vidi
  Helen Conway-Ottenheimer Progressive Conservative Harbour Main
  Steve Crocker Liberal Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde
  Ches Crosbie Progressive Conservative Windsor Lake
  Bernard Davis Liberal Virginia Waters-Pleasantville
  Lisa Dempster Liberal Cartwright-L'Anse au Clair
     Jim Dinn New Democratic St. John's Centre
  Paul Dinn Progressive Conservative Topsail-Paradise
  Jeff Dwyer Progressive Conservative Placentia West-Bellevue
  Lela Evans Progressive Conservative Torngat Mountains
  Pleaman Forsey Progressive Conservative Exploits
  Sherry Gambin-Walsh Liberal Placentia-St. Mary's
  John Haggie Liberal Gander
  Carol Anne Haley Liberal Burin-Grand Bank
     Eddie Joyce Independent Humber-Bay of Islands
     Paul Lane Independent Mount Pearl-Southlands
  Jim Lester Progressive Conservative Mount Pearl North
  Elvis Loveless Liberal Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune
  Christopher Mitchelmore Liberal St. Barbe-L'Anse aux Meadows
  Loyola O'Driscoll Progressive Conservative Ferryland
  Tom Osborne Liberal Waterford Valley
  Craig Pardy Progressive Conservative Bonavista
  Lloyd Parrott Progressive Conservative Terra Nova
  Andrew Parsons Liberal Burgeo-La Poile
  Kevin Parsons Progressive Conservative Cape St. Francis
  Pam Parsons Liberal Harbour Grace-Port de Grave
  Barry Petten Progressive Conservative Conception Bay South
  Scott ReidLiberal St. George's-Humber
  Sarah Stoodley Liberal Mount Scio
  Chris Tibbs Progressive Conservative Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans
  Perry Trimper Liberal Lake Melville
  Tony Wakeham Progressive Conservative Stephenville-Port au Port
  Brian Warr Liberal Baie Verte-Green Bay

Seat total and official layout

e    d  Summary of the current standings of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador
PartyLeaderSeats
2019 Dissol. Current
Liberal Dwight Ball 2720
Progressive Conservative Ches Crosbie 815
New Democratic Alison Coffin 23
Independent N/A32
Total4040

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References

  1. "House of Assembly". Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  2. Newfoundland Act , 12-13 Geo. VI [1949], c. 22 (U.K.), Sch. 1 (Terms of Union) s. 14