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Legislative Assembly of Quebec
Assemblée l��gislative du Québec
|Founded||July 1, 1867|
|Disbanded||December 31, 1968|
|Preceded by||Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada|
|Succeeded by||National Assembly of Quebec|
The Legislative Assembly of Quebec (French: Assemblée législative du Québec) was the name of the lower house of Quebec's legislature until December 31, 1968, when it was renamed the National Assembly of Quebec. At the same time, the upper house of the legislature, the Legislative Council, was abolished. Both were initially created by the Constitution Act of 1867.
The presiding officer of the Assembly was known in French as "orateur," a literal translation of the English term, "speaker". When the Assembly was renamed so too was the title of its presiding officer, becoming known as the President.
The large chamber that housed the assembly is also known as le salon bleu (the blue hall) because of the predominance of the colour on the walls. It used to be known as le salon vert (the green hall) until 1978, when the colour was changed to suit the televising of parliamentary debates.
- "L'Assemblée législative devient l'Assemblée nationale: 31 décembre 1968". Révolution tranquille (in French). Government of Quebec. Retrieved February 19, 2012.[permanent dead link]