The Legislative Assembly is the parliament of Prince Edward Island, made up of the law-makers and the independent offices and officials who support their work. The 27 elected members represent the people who live in PEI's 27 electoral districts. The Legislative Assembly is also referred to as "the House".
One of the primary responsibilities of the Legislative Assembly is to create provincial laws. Proposed laws are put forward by members as bills. Bills that pass all stages and receive Royal Assent from the Lieutenant Governor become laws. The Legislative Assembly also holds the government accountable for its actions and for departmental expenditures. This is a key function of the Legislative Assembly, ensuring the public - through its elected members - has a say in how public monies are spent.