For the first time under the current Liberal government someone other than a Liberal or PC MLA brought a motion to the legislature floor Thursday.
Independent MLA Olive Crane introduced a motion calling for a review of the number of representatives in the house and needed a seconder, which she got in government house leader Sonny Gallant.
The person who seconds a motion usually stands to speak to its merits, but here’s what Gallant said instead:
“It’s my duty as government house leader to second the honourable member from Morell-Mermaid’s motions. This does not indicate my support for these motions. It is protocol so the honourable member can bring motions to the floor of the legislative assembly for debate.”