BR NB Politics – CP

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201863 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Oct 19, 2018 

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant’s chances of holding onto power are looking increasingly bleak, after every opposition member officially declared they don’t want to be Speaker.

That leaves few options for the Liberals when the legislature resumes next week.

The first order of legislature business is the election of a Speaker, but no one wants the job because of the tight numbers in the 49-seat house.

Even the governing Liberals issued a statement to say they aren’t offering a member.

If no one offers for Speaker _ which would prevent the Liberals from introducing their throne speech _ the lieutenant-governor could ask the Tories to try to form a government, or she could call for another election.

The Liberals won 21 seats, while Blaine Higgs’ Progressive Conservatives won 22.

The Green and People’s Alliance parties each won three seats.

(The Canadian Press)



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