Driedger to return as Speaker of legislative assembly

WINNIPEG — PC MLA Myrna Driedger is resuming her role as speaker of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly.

Driedger was re-elected by the house Monday morning.

As part of the ceremonial tradition, Premier Brian Pallister and Opposition Leader Wab Kinew escorted Driedger from her seat to the speaker’s area.

NDP MLA Bernadette Smith and Liberal MLA Cindy Lamoueux also let their names stand for the job.

The session starts Monday with a “mini” Speech from the Throne.