BR NB Legislature – CP

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201824 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Oct 11, 2018 2:05

FREDERICTON – Premier Brian Gallant will convene a new session of the New Brunswick legislature on October 23rd, but there are increasing signs his government may not be able to hold on to power.

Gallant’s Liberals won 21 seats in last month’s provincial election _ one fewer than the Progressive Conservatives _ with the Green Party and the People’s Alliance each winning three seats.

Green Leader David Coon says after discussions with both the Liberals and Tories it’s clear the conditions for a formal agreement are not present.

Coon says his party has drafted a declaration of intent to find solutions to co-operate in the legislature, and is asking all M-L-As to consider endorsing it.

Gallant says all of his caucus members will sign the Green’s declaration.

However, 24 votes will still be one shy of the 25 required to win a majority vote in the 49-seat legislature, and no party has yet offered up a member to act as Speaker.

(The Canadian Press)

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