Ghiz faces changed opposition in fall session
Opposition bench smaller, fragmented
The P.E.I. legislature reconvenes Tuesday for the fall session with a different look compared to the spring.
I was elected to be the voice for my district and this government has given me that opportunity.- Hal Perry
Former Progressive Conservative leader Olive Crane will be sitting as an independent PC after being kicked out of the Tory caucus last month. She remains a member of the opposition, but former PC colleague Hal Perry is now a government MLA after crossing the floor to the Liberals.
The Progressive Conservatives still form the Official Opposition, but with three members instead of five.
Perry said he's excited going into the session, and that he won't be afraid to speak his mind now that he's on the government's side.
"We have a voice. I was elected to be the voice for my district and this government has given me that opportunity to use that voice," he said.
"I do bring my concerns forward to caucus, and it is discussed and debated upon."
Crane has said she will continue to work hard to keep government accountable, and she has a number of volunteers helping her.
The fall session opens Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the speech from the throne.