New Brunswick Tory leader calls for Brian Gallant to ‘step down’
CAPTION: New Brunswick Tory Leader Blaine Higgs says Liberal Leader Brian Gallant is “prolonging the inevitable” by trying to remain premier.
Monday's provincial election left the Liberals with 21 seats and the Tories with 22 seats.
25, 2018) SOUNDBITE: Blaine Higgs, New Brunswick Tory Leader PLACELINE: Quispamsis, New Brunswick CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Brian Gallant says the lieutenant-governor has given him permission to continue on as New Brunswick's premier for the time being, signalling the province's high-stakes political drama won't be over any time soon.
Gallant met Tuesday with Lt.-Gov.
Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau to discuss Monday night's election, which left his Liberals in second place with 21 seats to the Tories' 22 seats, and two smaller parties winning three seats each.