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  N.B.'s Lord unfazed by loss of majority status
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Last EditedMonsieur  Feb 19, 2006 12:14pm
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News DateSunday, February 19, 2006 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionNew Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord said on Saturday he will continue to govern even after suddenly losing his narrow majority in the provincial legislature.

Michael "Tanker" Malley announced Friday he was leaving the Conservative Party to sit as an independent after being spurned for a cabinet post.

The MLA for Miramichi Bay-du-Vin will now hold the balance of power as the Tories, including the Speaker, hold 27 seats while the Liberals have 26 seats. Malley and Frank Branch are the two independent MLAs in the 55-seat legislature.
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