Representing and Acting for their Constituents
When the Legislative Assembly is sitting, MLAs represent the people residing in their
constituencies (their constituents) by asking questions and raising issues in the Assembly that concern them. They may act for their constituents by presenting
petitions on their behalf that ask the Legislative Assembly to take action on a particular issue or by introducing both
MLAs also maintain an office in their home constituency. A major part of an MLA's full time, year-round job is to provide their constituents with advice, guidance, and, when necessary, hands on assistance in dealing with government programs and agencies.
When the Legislative Assembly or its committees are not sitting, MLAs can usually be found at their constituency offices or meeting with individuals, local businesses, and community groups to keep in touch with their constituents and local issues, and to assist them with their needs.