The role of a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) can be described in two ways. 1. MLA acts as a spokesperson for the people in his/her constituency. 2. The Member acts as a representative of his/her constituencies, acting in sound judgment to defend their interests. MLAs play a critical role in keeping the people of their constituencies informed of the work undertaken by the government, and, on the other hand, of keeping the government informed of their constituencies' needs and reactions to the current issues facing the government. Members of the Legislative Assembly contribute to the legislative process through debate in the Legislative Assembly, by introducing their own bills, and by participating in the committee system. Standing and Special Committee activities have become a major part of Members' responsibilities.