St. Barbe MHA Jim Bennett announces his intention to run for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador in Corner Brook. — TC Media photo
CORNER BROOK — Jim Bennett is taking run at the leadership of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The MHA for St. Barbe announced his intentions at the Glynmill Inn in Corner Brook at noon today. The event was attended by about 20 party supporters including his wife Sandra Pupatello.
Bennett told those gathered that in November 2015 he intends to lead the party to victory so that it can form the next government. That statement was met with great applause.
He went on to list three reasons for why he wants to be premier.
“First of all we must restore financial stability to our province,” he said. “Secondly, we need to become an open and accountable province. A government that’s open and accountable to its people. And finally we must pursue responsible resource development so all of us can benefit.”
Bennett said he’ll be travelling the province over the course of the summer and fall to meet with Liberals and non-Liberals. He hopes to encourage any who have “left the fold” to come back and to offer an alternative to others.
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