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1 The Alberta Legislature An adventure through our provincial government By Carter

2 The History of The Legislature The first official legislature was at McKay Avenue school. This is a picture of the people involved with the first legislative assembly. McKay Avenue school was named after Dr. William Morrison MacKay. The reason the School is not spelled the same way as his last name is because when they wrote it they made a mistake. You can’t change it because it’s etched in stone. The first official legislature was at McKay Avenue school. This is a picture of the people involved with the first legislative assembly. McKay Avenue school was named after Dr. William Morrison MacKay. The reason the School is not spelled the same way as his last name is because when they wrote it they made a mistake. You can’t change it because it’s etched in stone.

3 The beginning of the legislature Alberta's legislature was finished in It was made of marble, sandstone and concrete. some features include solid red mahogany. The grounds are made up of paths and have various plants and water features. under the grounds there is a pedway. Our first premier, Alexander Rutherford, was part of the liberal party. The fact that one out of 10 adults who qualified to vote could not read or write was a big problem for the voting system. So they had to come up with something fast. They came up with a colour coded system

4 The house in session  The chamber is the most important room in the legislature. This is where a bill is proposed and denied or it is passed.  The rules of the chamber were based on British tradition. For example, when a new speaker was voted in the premier and the leader of the opposition would drag the speaker into the chair. This is because in old Britain if the king did not like a bill that was passed he would kill the speaker. So if you could die doing this job you wouldn’t want that job and you would run away.  The original mace was made of plumbing parts because of a rush to get a symbol of power. It was used for about 50 years. The new mace was made because it was time for a new one.

5 The People involved with the legislature The speaker’s job is to keep order in the chamber. When the speaker stands all must be silent. The speaker also addresses the person whose turn it is to speak. The speaker’s job is to keep order in the chamber. When the speaker stands all must be silent. The speaker also addresses the person whose turn it is to speak. The sergeant at arms’ role is to keep order in the gallery and enforce the speaker’s ruling in the chamber. The sergeant at arms’ role is to keep order in the gallery and enforce the speaker’s ruling in the chamber. The government members’ job is to back up the bill that they wish to be passed. The government members’ job is to back up the bill that they wish to be passed. The opposition members’ job is to state reasons against the bill that they do not want passed. The opposition members’ job is to state reasons against the bill that they do not want passed. The Leftenant governor’s job is to carry the word of the queen to the house. The Leftenant governor’s job is to carry the word of the queen to the house.

6 Fun things Even though the legislature is a serious place there are also fun things like looking at the Lego legislature, marvel at the water features and, in the summer, swim and wade in the pool. An interesting fact about the main fountain is that an anemometer like thing on top of the annex building controls the height of the fountain. You can also take a free tour. The tour guides will show you the structure and features of the legislature. There is also the magic spot. Here you can hear the fountain raining on your head. The magic spot was discovered by the light above it. There is a time capsule that lies in front of a bronze statue. It is to be opened in 2091.

7 The voting system The Voting system is vital to the legislature. Without voting the first premier, Alexander Rutherford, would not have been elected. Our System of voting requires secrecy so no one would be swayed by other people. The picture on the top left is Mr.Westwater of the head electoral office. He is great at explaining the electoral process.

8 The coat of arms The coat of arms Check out the coat of arms. It is one of the symbols of Alberta. The beaver [ As seen on the top] is one of the national emblems of Canada. The lion represents the British Power. The antelope [as seen on the right] is another symbol of a fast growing nation. The flower is the Alberta wild rose. This is Alberta's official flower. Finally the Writing at the bottom is Latin for strong and free. Check out the coat of arms. It is one of the symbols of Alberta. The beaver [ As seen on the top] is one of the national emblems of Canada. The lion represents the British Power. The antelope [as seen on the right] is another symbol of a fast growing nation. The flower is the Alberta wild rose. This is Alberta's official flower. Finally the Writing at the bottom is Latin for strong and free.

9 The end Come check out the legislature. And see what is going on. Come check out the legislature. And see what is going on. Make sure to go on the internet for more information. Make sure to go on the internet for more information.


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