POLITICS
10/17/2011 12:36 EDT | Updated 12/17/2011 05:12 EST

Manitoba's re-elected NDP government to deliver throne speech Thursday

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's NDP government is to deliver its post-election throne speech on Thursday.

The speech will outline Premier Greg Selinger's plans for the coming year and will kick off a brief legislature sitting expected to last less than two weeks.

Selinger has said the government will focus on improving Manitobans' quality of life and boosting economic opportunities.

Selinger led the NDP to a fourth-straight majority on Oct. 4 when the party captured 37 of the legislature's 57 seats.

The session may be the final one for Tory Leader Hugh McFadyen (mick-FAH'-din), who has announced plans to resign, and for Liberal Leader Jon Gerrard, who has said he is considering his future.

Selinger also needs to shuffle his cabinet, because his former ministers of finance and conservation did not run for re-election.