Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
The Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island (English Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island ) is the legislative branch of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island . It meets at the Province House in Charlottetown .
The Legislative Assembly consists of 27 members in as many, about the same size constituencies after the majority voting system to be selected. Thus, Prince Edward Island has the smallest provincial parliament in Canada. The leader of the majority party is also the prime minister and heads the government known as the executive council . The three main tasks of the Legislative Assembly are enacting new laws, approving the state budget and overseeing the government.
Before the 1996 elections, the province was divided into 16 constituencies, each with two members. One member was assemblyman , the other councillor . It was a remnant of the old two-chamber system - instead of abolishing the House of Lords as in the other provinces, both chambers were merged in Prince Edward Island. All voters of a constituency elected the assemblyman , while only landowners could elect the councillor . This regulation was repealed in 1963, so there was practically no difference.
Last election: May 4, 2015
|Prince Edward Island Liberal Party||18th|
|Prince Edward Island Progressive Conservative Party||8th|
|Prince Edward Island Green Party||1|
Number of seats in previous elections
The ruling party is marked in bold.
|December 10, 1962||30th||19th||11|
|May 25, 1955||30th||3||27|
|September 15, 1943||30th||10||20th|
|May 18, 1939||30th||4th||26th|
|December 07, 1904||30th||8th||22nd|
- Green Party
- Since none of the parties achieved a majority, they formed a coalition government.