The Green party caucus will support the Liberals in tomorrow’s vote on the throne speech.
Memramcook-Tantramar’s Megan Mitton will support the throne speech on Friday and she spoke about in the Legislature this morning.
“I will borrow some language from Nelson Mandela, ‘may your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears’, that is why I am willing to vote with the Liberals tomorrow and willing to work together on the issues outlined in their throne speech” stated Mitton.
(1/4) Today, our #Green MLAs demonstrated their commitment to transparency and accountability by clearly articulating in the Legislature how they will vote on tomorrow’s Throne speech debate and why. #NB #NBpoli
— GreenParty of NB (@GreenPartyNB) November 1, 2018
Although David Coon said he has lost faith in the Liberals over the last four years he also criticized the Progressive Conservatives in the Legislature.
“However, it was four years of Tory rule that built the house in which the Liberals are living,” stated Coon.
He said, “I have little confidence that they have changed and recent comments on fracking, language rights, indigenous people and climate change have only confirmed this for me.”
We asked Coon about how things will play out tomorrow.
He says Premier Gallant will speak on the throne speech and then three votes follow which he says they have drawn up flow charts to figure out how it might go.
The first vote is on the Liberal amendments to the throne speech.
“Following that there will be a vote on the Conservative’s amendment to the throne speech motion concerning confidence in the government. And then there will be a final vote on the throne speech, either as amended or not, depending on how the other votes go.”