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Liberals assign new MLAs to their posts

The Nova Scotia Liberals have handed the two newest members of the House of Assembly their portfolios.

Yarmouth MLA Zach Churchill was named economic and rural development critic.

Glace Bay MLA Geoff MacLellan will be serving as the community services critic, and will also be responsible for the sports and recreation commission.

The cub MLAs were officially sworn in on Tuesday, both coming off decisive victories in last month’s byelection. Churchill and MacLellan bring the total number of Liberal seats up to 12.

The Liberals also appointed Dartmouth-East MLA Andrew Younger to be their deputy leader of the House behind veteran MLA Manning MacDonald.

Younger said he hopes to work with the government in order to further the official Opposition’s legislative agenda.

“I’m looking forward to trying to help make the House work,” said Younger.

“It’s going to be our goal to try and convince the government that some of our legislative agenda should be considered by them … through incorporating our proposals in their own legislation or by calling some of our stuff for a vote.”

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