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Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Coat of arms or logo.
Type Unicameral
Houses Legislative Assembly
Speaker Bill Barisoff, Liberal Party
since 2005
Members 85
Political groups Liberal Party
New Democratic Party
Last election May 12, 2009
Meeting place
BC Legislature Buildings.jpg
Parliament Building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Located in Victoria, British Columbia and officially opened in 1898 with a 500-ft long facade, central dome, two end pavilions, and a gold-covered statue of Captain George Vancouver, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings is home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
The Parliament Buildings roof with a gold-covered statue of Captain George Vancouver
The Legislative Buildings, Victoria, BC. (Pacific Undersea Gardens also pictured.)
The legislature of British Columbia in session, 1921

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is one of two components of the Parliament of British Columbia, the provincial parliament (the other is the Queen of Canada, represented in her absence by the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia).

Parliament meets in Victoria. Members are referred to as Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). The current Parliament is the 39th Parliament. The most recent general election was the British Columbia general election held on May 12, 2009.

Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly are broadcast to cable viewers in the province by Hansard TV.


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Coordinates: 48°25′10″N 123°22′13″W / 48.419523°N 123.370277°W / 48.419523; -123.370277

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