Hotel Gander will be wrapped in blue this weekend, as the provincial PC party conducts its 60th annual general meeting.
Premier Kathy Dunderdale is expected to give a speech this evening, and the party will spend the weekend debating policy issues and holding organizing sessions.
The convention comes nearly one year to the day after Dunderdale won a majority government in the Oct. 11, 2011 general election.
Since then, it’s been a tough year for the PC government, with hard battles over the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project and a divisive debate over Bill 29, regarding access-to-information legislation.
The weekend’s convention is shaping up to be a chance for Tories to gather and renew their party spirit as the government prepares for an intense fall debate and a final decision on whether to sanction the Muskrat Falls project.
The Telegram will provide full coverage of the convention online and in Monday’s paper.