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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The primary sitting of Premier Dennis King’s re-elected authorities is about to start Might 12.
The P.E.I. legislature’s spring sitting will start with a speech from the throne subsequent Friday after newly elected members of the legislative meeting are sworn in. The swearing-in will happen on the Coles Constructing in downtown Charlottetown at 11 a.m.
MLAs from all three events will then want to pick a Speaker of the legislative meeting, who can be tasked with sustaining order. SaltWire has confirmed that former deputy premier Darlene Compton can be operating for the place of Speaker.
SaltWire couldn’t verify whether or not every other MLA can be operating for the place. King mentioned he can be voting for Compton.
The vote for the Speakership will happen at 2 p.m.
The election of the Speaker can be adopted by a speech from the throne, learn by Lt.-Gov. Antoinette Perry, which is anticipated to put out the priorities of the re-elected King authorities within the yr forward.
P.E.I. voters elected 22 Progressive Conservative, three Liberal and two Inexperienced MLAs on April 3.
Liberal MLA Hal Perry would be the chief of the Opposition, whereas a Inexperienced MLA would be the chief of the Third Celebration.
In his election platform, King pledged to determine 16 new affected person medical properties and to make sure all 29,546 P.E.I. residents with no household physician had been assigned to one in all these properties by the tip of 2024.
The PC authorities might want to introduce a funds for the approaching yr.
The PC platform additionally included $137.9 million in new spending guarantees for the 2023-24 yr.
Stu Neatby is a political reporter with SaltWire in Prince Edward Island. He could be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] and adopted on Twitter @stu_neatby.