Speaker issues a statement about public galleries after an incident in the House of Assembly yesterday

    Wednesday, 13 March 2024 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Derek Bennett reminded those in the public galleries to remain seated, not engage in demonstrations, or show approval or disapproval.

    The Speaker of the House of Assembly issued a statement today before house proceedings started. Derek Bennett reminded those in the public galleries to remain seated, not engage in demonstrations, or show approval or disapproval. This after a heated exchange in the house yesterday and fish harvesters demonstrating at Confederation building moved into the galleries. Premier Andrew Furey was answering questions by the opposition. Shortly after this, the discussion changed to health and the galleries got louder. That’s when the Speaker ordered the galleries cleared. In his statement, Bennett added “in this Spring sitting there have been a number of instances where protocols have not been respected” and the public galleries will remain open for today’s proceedings. 

     

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