Rumors of early elections in New Brunswick

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant will meet with Lieutenant Governor Jocelyne Roy Vienneau on Monday morning.

In principle, M. Gallant discuss the throne speech that will open Tuesday fourth session of the 58 th Legislature of the Province. A press briefing by the Prime Minister will be held following the meeting.

The next provincial election is scheduled for September 24, 2018. However, opposition parties in New Brunswick spent the weekend speculating on the possibility of premature elections.

These speculations were fueled by a message from the Prime Minister’s Office that the Liberal government was mandated to focus on the priorities of New Brunswickers three years ago and “fulfilled this mandate.” “.

The leader of the New Brunswick People’s Alliance, Kris Austin, believes that the government would ignore the spirit of the fixed election law if it called the voters to the polls earlier. Austin accused the government of fueling election rumors. Mr. Austin’s party, which has no seat in the legislature, has called an emergency meeting on Saturday and will be ready at any time from the field, his leader assured.

Opposition Progressive Conservatives also held meetings and teleconferences to prepare.

The ruling Liberals hold 26 of the 49 seats in the Legislative Assembly. The Progressive Conservatives have 22, and the Green Party only one.

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