Liberal Premier Brian Gallant to convene New Brunswick legislature on Oct. 23

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant will convene a new session of the provincial legislature on Oct. 23, even though he doesn't have a majority government.

Gallant's Liberals won 21 seats in last month's provincial election, one less than the Progressive Conservatives.

The Green Party and the People's Alliance each won three seats, but neither has been able to negotiate any official coalition with the main parties to secure a majority.

The Liberals have announced a cabinet and the Tories say they're forming a cabinet in preparation to form government.

In a statement, Gallant says the minority situation represents a historic opportunity to do things differently and better by working together.

He says the 49 members in the legislature will have the chance to bring clarity to how the minority will work.