CPA Parliamentary Academy

Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Hon. Nathan Cooper, MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
CPA Alberta Branch President
Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Ms Shannon Dean, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
CPA Alberta Branch Secretary
Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Joined the Commonwealth: 19 November 1926

CPA Branch formed: 1 January 1946

Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral – Legislative Assembly of Alberta (87)

Parliament/Legislature website: Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees: Currently 5 

  • Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund; Standing Committee on Public Accounts; Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future; Standing Committee on Families and Communities; Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship

Names of House Management (such as Privileges or Procedure) Committees:

  • Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing; Standing Committee on Private Bills and Private Members' Public Bills; Standing Committee on Legislative Offices; Special Standing Committee on Members' Services

Standing Orders: Please click here

Recent Articles in The Parliamentarian:

Recent CPA Programmatic Activities/News:    

  • From 12 to 16 June 2023, 35 Commonwealth Parliamentarians attended the third CPA Parliamentary Academy residency programme in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Advanced Professional Development and Skills-Building Residency Course examined how Members of Parliament can enhance their professional development skills on topics ranging from leadership and strategic thinking to communications and team management. Click here to read about the programme.

  • On 2 March 2021, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Hon. Nathan Cooper, MLA, spoke at the Virtual CPC Workshop Session: 'Social Media - A Curse or a Blessing", providing a Parliamentarian's perspective on the use of social media.

  • In December 2020, the CPA Headquarters Secretariat welcomed two delegates, representing the CPA Alberta Branch, at the first ever Virtual Commonwealth Youth Parliament where participants debated a number of issues including youth unemployment and COVID-19.

Key Facts

CPA Branch Formed
01 Jan 1946
Voting Age
Seat of Parliament