FREDERICTON (CNB) – The names of the mover and seconder for the speech from the throne were announced today by Government House Leader Paul Robichaud.

Yvon Bonenfant (MLA – Madawaska-les-Lacs) will move the acceptance of the speech from the throne during the opening of the second session of the 57th legislature. The motion will be seconded by Carl Killen (MLA – Saint John Harbour). The speech from the throne will be delivered on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

"As house leader, I am proud that Yvon and Carl, as mover and seconder for the speech from the throne, will help begin our second legislative session," Robichaud said. "During this session, our government will put forward an agenda that will invest in jobs; support healthy families and an enhanced quality of life; and continue government renewal."

Bonenfant was elected in the Sept. 27, 2010, provincial election. He sits on the standing committee on Crown corporations and the standing committee on privileges. He spent more than 15 years in provincial and federal politics. He was named legislative secretary to the minister of agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries, responsible for agriculture, on Nov. 5, 2010.

Killen was also elected in the Sept. 27, 2010, provincial election. He chairs the standing committee on private bills. He was named legislative secretary to the minister of post-secondary education, training and labour on Nov. 5, 2010. Killen was a career educator in School District 8 and was elected as a councillor for the City of Saint John in 2008. While in that position, he served on various boards, committees and commissions including finance, Saint John Energy and planning advisory.