Members of the legislative assembly elected Kevin Murphy as Speaker of the House of Assembly today, June 16, during a special sitting.
Mr. Murphy also served as Speaker during the last General Assembly.
The members elected Chuck Porter, MLA for Hants West, as deputy Speaker.
The Speaker presides over the legislative assembly, maintaining order, and regulating debate in accordance with the House rules and practices. The Speaker decides questions of order, rules on questions, ensures that all viewpoints are heard, protects the rights of all members and casts the deciding vote in the event of a tie.