Speaker is an MLA . Following each provincial general election ,
MLAs elect a fellow MLA to serve as Speaker, after which his or her
role in the Assembly is very different from that of the other MLAs.
The Speaker must be impartial and cannot take part in debate, vote
except to break a tie, or ask or answer questions.
short, Speakers have the following duties:
ensure that all members follow the rules of parliamentary
interpret these rules in specific situations, much like a judge
interprets the law in a court. Speakers' rulings are added
to the body of knowledge about parliamentary procedure and may
be used by future Speakers when they, in turn, interpret the
keep order during Assembly debates by giving permission, one at
a time, to MLAs who want to raise an issue or an item of
head the Legislative Assembly Office, which administers the
payroll and benefits for all MLAs and is responsible for
providing other important services, including information,
administration and human resources, as well as Library, Hansard ,
security, and constituency office administration.