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dissolution (legislative assembly)
The legislative assembly is said to be dissolved when the lieutenant governor ends a session of the legislative assembly and starts the process for holding a general election . In this matter, the lieutenant governor acts on the advice of the premier .
Until 2002, members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia held their seat for five years from the date of the previous general election but, since 2002, provision has been made for the legislative assembly to have a fixed term of four years.