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52nd New Brunswick Legislature

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52nd New Brunswick Legislature

The 52nd New Brunswick Legislative Assembly was created following a general election in 1991 and was dissolved on August 12, 1995.

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Leadership

The speaker from its first meeting until April 25, 1994 was Shirley Dysart, Dysart stepped down as speaker at the request of the government who wanted to appoint Gérald Clavette as speaker. [2] When the legislature met in the fall, Clavette was appointed speaker by motion and shortly thereafter the House adopted new rules to elect the speaker by secret ballot. Clavette resigned to re-seek the office of Speaker under the new rules and was defeated by Dysart who returned to the speakership for the balance of the life of the assembly. [3]

Premier Frank McKenna led the government for the life of the assembly.

The opposition was led for the life of the assembly by Danny Cameron, despite various changes in Cameron's status as leader of the New Brunswick Confederation of Regions Party. In 1994, when there became an equality of members (six each) between CoR and the Progressive Conservatives, the Speaker ruled that CoR would retain its position as the official opposition. [4]

Dennis Cochrane led the Progressive Conservatives for the life of the assembly.

Elizabeth Weir led the New Democrats for the life of the assembly.

Members

All were elected in the 32nd general election held on September 11, 1991 except for

  • John Lebans elected in a by-election on February 15, 1993
  • Dale Graham elected in a by-election on June 28, 1993
  • Percy Mockler elected in a by-election on November 29, 1993
  • Elvy Robichaud elected in a by-election on September 26, 1994
  • Three members left their respective caucuses over the course of the assembly to sit as independents:

  • Beverly Brine, a former Confederation of Regions member
  • Brent Taylor, a former Confederation of Regions member
  • Jean Gauvin, a former Progressive Conservative
  • Members at dissolution

    Italics denotes a party leader
    † denotes the Speaker

    Former members

  • Fred Harvey, a Liberal, was first elected to the legislature in the 1987 election, resigned after being convicted of election fraud.[5]
  • Michael McKee, a Liberal, was first elected to the legislature in the 1974 election, resigned after being appointed a judge.
  • Pierrette Ringuette-Maltais, a Liberal, was first elected to the legislature in the 1987 election, resigned after being elected to the Canadian House of Commons.
  • Denis Losier, a Liberal, was first elected to the legislature in a 1988 by-election and resigned in 1994.
  • John Lebans, a Liberal, was first elected to the legislature in a 1993 by-election, he resigned on June 26, 1995
  • References

    52nd New Brunswick Legislature Wikipedia


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