Nov. 13, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The names of the mover and seconder for the speech from the throne were announced today by Government House Leader, and Attorney General Michael Murphy. The speech will be delivered on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Roly MacIntyre (MLA - Saint John East) will move the acceptance of the throne speech at the opening of the fourth session of the 56th legislative assembly. The motion will be seconded by Burt Paulin (MLA - Restigouche la Vallée).
"I am thrilled and proud to have Roly and Burt act as mover and seconder to the throne speech to start off what will be a critical session of hard work and debate for the future of our province and for all New Brunswickers," said Murphy. "Their dedication to the development and well-being of their ridings, their communities and our province personify what it means to be a member of our legislative assembly."
A career public servant with the federal government, MacIntyre was first elected to the New Brunswick legislative assembly as member for Saint John - Champlain in September 1995, and served as minister of advanced education and labour under former premiers Frank McKenna and Raymond Frenette; and minister of economic development, tourism and culture under former premier Camille Thériault. Re-elected to the legislature in June 2003, MacIntyre served as energy critic, and was sworn in as minister of supply and services and minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation in October 2006. He left cabinet in January 2008. As an MLA, he chaired the legislature's Select Committee on Tax Review, and he is vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
A lifelong community leader, author and activist, Paulin is the founder of the Oliver Historical Museum and a founding member of the Groupement forestier de Restigouche, the Association des conseillers et conseillères scolaires francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick, and the Dr. Romaric Boulay Foundation for Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph de Saint-Quentin. He was the youngest person ever elected to a school board in Canada, at the age of 18. He was first elected to the legislature in June 2003 as the MLA for Restigouche West, and serves as a member of the Select Committee on Wood Supply and the legislative committees on law amendments and education. From 2006 to February 2009, he worked as a special assistant for both the minister of agriculture and aquaculture and the minister of post-secondary education, training and labour. Paulin was re-elected to the legislature in a byelection as the member for Restigouche-la-Vallée on March 9, 2009.
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