Parker Premiers Nominee for Speaker

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter will nominate Charlie Parker as the Speaker of the House of Assembly. Members of the Legislative Assembly will vote on the nomination Thursday, June 25, during a special sitting. Mr. Parker was first elected to the legislature in 1998 and was re-elected in 2003, and 2009. He served 10 years as a municipal councillor in Pictou County. He has worked in real estate sales, owned and operated a garden centre business for a number of years, and taught at the junior high and elementary school levels. He lives with his wife Marilyn in Loch Broom, Pictou Co. and they have two grown children and two grandchildren. The Speaker of the House 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. -30-last_img

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