What does a Member of the Legislative Assembly do?

Most Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) have three primary roles. They can take on or be assigned additional duties (called portfolios) such as being appointed to positions such as Ministers, Party Whip, House Leaders, or Legislative Assistants.


Each MLA has to be able to understand the complex world of legislation. This includes understanding the purpose of existing laws in relation to other laws, and trying to identify the reason the law was introduced in the first place. They must also plan new laws which fit into the existing system of rules and regulations to achieve the result they desire.

Area Representatives

Your MLA represents the area they were elected to represent. There are multiple ways of ensuring the area receives the attention it deserves, including voicing concerns on behalf of constituents, representing the general views and viewpoints of the area, or assisting residents with resolving issues or challenges when dealing with government departments or services.

Members of Caucus

As a member of a political party, the MLA will work collaboratively to develop strategies to form/pass legislation, support caucus events and initiatives, or contribute their experience to address problems.

What is the Provincial Government Responsible For?

Section 91 and 92 of the Constitution Act of 1867 outline the primary areas of responsibility for provincial governments. They include areas such as:
  • Provincial Taxation and Finances
  • Environment and Resource Development
  • Energy
  • Justice
  • Healthcare
  • Municipal Relations
  • Businesses and Licensing
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Education
  • Culture
  • Tourism, Parks, and Recreation

About Janice Morley - Lecomte

Janice Morley-Lecomte is the elected member of the Legislative Assembly for Seine River

Janice Morley-Lecomte

Janice graduated from the University of Manitoba.  After completing her post-secondary education, she worked in a domestic violence shelter for many yea

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