MHAs for the 50th General Assembly will be sworn in at a ceremony on Monday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. in the House of Assembly Chamber.
MHAs for the 50th General Assembly will be sworn in next Monday morning. The election for the speaker will be held that afternoon. #nlpoli
— Michael Connors (@MikeConnors) April 6, 2021
The ceremony will be televised via the House of Assembly broadcast channel and streamed live via the House of Assembly website (assembly.nl.ca).
At 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12, the House will open for the election of Speaker as provided for in Sections 2 to 4 of the Standing Orders.
The current speaker, Scott Reid, says he will be running for re-election.
The Speaker’s Office says the MHA for St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi will not be sworn in on Monday. Liberal John Abbott won the district by 53 votes, but NDP leader Alison Coffin has asked for a recount. The winner of the recount will be sworn in at a later date.