Wednesday, September 11, 2013

No Fall Sitting of the Legislature - a BC Tradition

Gordon Campbell has changed the expectations of people in BC as to how often the legislature sits each year.  In the 32 years before became premier the BC Legislature only had full fall sittings 12 times.   Gordon Campbell  had a full fall sitting in eight of his years as premier, only in the first and last did he not have one.

How often each premier held fall sittings
  • Gordon Campbell 8 out of 10 years
  • Bill Bennett 5 out of 11 years
  • Dave Barrett 3 out of 4 years
  • Christy Clark 1 out of 3 years
  • Glen Clark 1 out of 4 years
  • Mike Harcourt 1 out of 4 years
  • Bill Vander Zalm 1 out 4 years 
  • Rita Johnson 0 out of 1 year
  • Ujjal Dosanjh 0 out of 2 years
Dan Miller was premier from August 25th 1999 to February 24th 2000, the legislature did not sit while he was premier


Days per year  Premier
    97.3       Barrett
    89.5       Harcourt 
    75.4       Bennett
    72         Vander Zalm/Johnson
    62         Clark/Dosanjh 
    61         Campbell 
    43.7       Christy Clark 
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