Cooper elected new Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

By Troy Gillard- RD News Now
May 21, 2019 - 5:14pm

EDMONTON, AB — Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills MLA Nathan Cooper has been elected to serve as the 14th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

Cooper was first elected as a MLA in 2015 and again last month. He has served on several committees of the Legislative Assembly since he was first elected. He is an active community member and is also the proud father of three.

“Elected by the Members of the Assembly, the Speaker has a unique role maintaining order during the debates in the Chamber and ensuring that the rules set out in the Standing Orders are followed,” said Merwan Saher, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. “The Speaker also serves an administrative role as the head of the Legislative Assembly Office.”

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