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Manitoba Politicians Heading Back to Work

October 17, 2011 12:28 PM | News

Politicians will head back to the Manitoba legislature on Thursday as the re-elected Selinger government outlines its plans for the next year in a throne speech.

The first session of the 40th Manitoba legislature will be an abbreviated one — only nine days before taking a winter break on November 1. In that time, a new speaker of the house will need to be elected to replace outgoing speaker George Hicks. It’s the first time a speaker will have been chosen since the NDP came into power in 1999.

MLAs elected in the 40th general election earlier this month will be sworn in on Wednesday, prior to the start of the new session.