Committees of the Alberta Legislature

Standing Committees

Standing committees are permanent committees established by the Standing Orders. Standing committees are appointed at the start of each new Legislature, and exist for the life of the Legislature, although some changes in membership may occur. Each standing committee is made up of somewhere between nine and fifteen MLAs. 

Standing Committee on Legislative Offices

Chair:

Mike Ellis

Deputy Chair:

Joseph Schow

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Chair:

Shannon Phillips

Deputy Chair:

Richard Gotfried

Standing Committee on Private Bills

Chair:

Mike Ellis

Deputy Chair:

Joseph Schow

Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund

Chair:

Richard Gotfried

Deputy Chair:

Ron Orr

Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing

Chair:

Mark Smith

Deputy Chair:

Joseph Schow

Legislative Policy Committees

The Legislative Policy Committees are standing committees of the Legislative Assembly. There are three legislative policy committees with mandates and memberships outlined by the Standing Orders. The chair of each committee is a member of the government caucus, and the deputy chair is a member of the Official Opposition.

Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future

Chair:

Glenn van Dijken

Deputy Chair:

Nicole Goehring

Standing Committee on Families and Communities

Chair:

Laila Goodridge

Deputy Chair:

Lori Sigurdson

Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship

Chair:

Dave Hanson

Deputy Chair:

Joe Ceci

Special Standing Committees

The Standing Orders call for the establishment of the Special Standing Committee on Members' Services. This committee exists for the life of the Legislature and is traditionally chaired by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Special Standing Committee on Members' Services

Chair:

Nathan Cooper

Deputy Chair:

Mike Ellis

Select Special Committees

Select Special Committees are struck for specific purposes. When a select special committee releases its report, its work is complete and the committee is disbanded unless otherwise directed by the Assembly.