Tom Marshall is premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Tom Marshall was officially sworn in as the province's 11th premier at a ceremony in Government House in St. John’s this morning.

Marshall takes the reins from Kathy Dunderdale, who announced her resignation as premier Wednesday morning.

Marshall has firmly said he only plans to spend a short time in the Premier's Office. He said he will keep things ticking along until the PC Party can pick a new permanent leader.

Marshall will be the province's first Jewish Premier.

Lt-Gov. Frank Fagan thanked Marshall, and said that the province is a better place because of people who enter public service.

Marshall said, "To be brutally frank, surprise is hardly a strong enough word, "for his reaction when he was asked to serve as premier."

Marshall called Dunderdale one of the most passionate, dedicated people he's ever worked with, and said his first act as premier is to publicly thank her for her service.

"As we enter this period of transition, the important work of government will proceed, " Marshall said.

 

 

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(Earlier story)

Tom Marhall to be sworn-in as premier this morning

Tom Marshall will be officially sworn in as the province's 11th premier at a ceremony at Government House in St. John's this morning.

Marshall will take the reins from Kathy Dunderdale, who announced her resignation as premier Wednesday morning

The Telegram will have updates when the ceremony begins.

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  • MIKE
    January 24, 2014 - 21:48

    Tom Marshall appears so down to earth and on a steady keel. He will bring some stability to the government. Congratulations.

  • o brien
    January 24, 2014 - 21:44

    chico roger grimes was the man on long hr

  • Nichol
    January 24, 2014 - 19:12

    The AG of NL released his report this week, which among other things, said that we might be missing some oil royalties. As I look at the portrait of short lived remnants of this Government, a couple of things come to mind. The A.G.'s report ( p. 199) reports that total Provincial oil royalties received by NL since 2003, were $14.52 Billion. My question to this poor crowd of hangers on is simple....where did it go? After squandering this massive fortune in a gluttonous fashion...we're into a second successive deficit budget. We still suffer double digit unemployment, and enjoy last place in many quality indices. We are no better off in spite of an 'unprecedented economic boom' and masses of our people still have to leave to work in the Western provinces. Bill 61 has legislated the small number of 280,000 NL ratepayers as being responsible for payment of ALL costs of Muskrat Falls. In addition this bill removed the PUB protection from the process, and created a monopoly for Nalcor. Bill 61 is a more evil piece of law than Bill 29. Legislative propping up of a project that was sold as viable on it's own merits (a lie) can never make it a good project. These people were all part of it, and need to be shown the door quickly. Tom Marshall did have some integrity, so I hope he uses that to end this embarrassing decade of mismanagement, and call an election soon.

  • Nichol
    January 24, 2014 - 19:04

    The AG of NL released his report this week, which among other things, said that we might be missing some oil royalties. As I look at the portrait of short lived remnants of this Government, a couple of things come to mind. The A.G.'s report ( p. 199) reports that total Provincial oil royalties received by NL since 2003, were $14.52 Billion. My question to this poor crowd of hangers on is simple....where did it go? After squandering this massive fortune in a gluttonous fashion...we're into a second successive deficit budget. We still suffer double digit unemployment, and enjoy last place in many quality indices. We are no better off in spite of an 'unprecedented economic boom' and masses of our people still have to leave to work in the Western provinces. Bill 61 has legislated the small number of 280,000 NL ratepayers as being responsible for payment of ALL costs of Muskrat Falls. In addition this bill removed the PUB protection from the process, and created a monopoly for Nalcor. Bill 61 is a more evil piece of law than Bill 29. Legislative propping up of a project that was sold as viable on it's own merits (a lie) can never make it a good project. These people were all part of it, and need to be shown the door quickly. Tom Marshall did have some integrity, so I hope he uses that to end this embarrassing decade of mismanagement, and call an election soon.

  • Julie
    January 24, 2014 - 18:18

    @ Chico, True the Tory did created more jobs, But only in public sector, Just to get votes back in, As for the other jobs your talking about, it was created by business. As for Muskrat Falls, just a money pit. lol

  • Julie
    January 24, 2014 - 18:16

    @ Chico, True the Tory did created more jobs, But only in public sector, Just to get votes back in, As for the other jobs your talking about, it was created by business. As for Muskrat Falls, just a money pit. lol

  • Chico
    January 24, 2014 - 17:19

    No matter what Government is elected, Liberal,Tory or even NDP. Voters will always be upset at something. What did Brian Tobin do for NL. Joey Smallwood gave away our power for a $1.00 to Quebec. Clyde Wells gave away our fish. Hmmmm. Interesting. The Tory Government in the last 8 years has created more jobs than any other Government in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. Long Harbour, Hibernia , Bull Arm and Muskrat Falls. Shall I say more. Thanks you Tory members.

    • DP
      January 25, 2014 - 05:30

      Very well said!!

  • Clarence
    January 24, 2014 - 16:48

    Sorry Sir, The respect I had for you, I lost its that night at the WMRH, I was waiting in the waiting room at the hospital with a friend for a couple of hours to see a Doctor, Then yourself and your wife walk in, then in a few minutes you were in to see the Doctor. So please explain its to us, why are ye more special then the rest of us, If you can explain it, I will apologize

  • Randy
    January 24, 2014 - 16:40

    I am voting for Lorraine Michaels. She is a strongest leader. She is so strong that she will drive out every member of her party who does not get down on bended knee and kiss her ring

  • Too many
    January 24, 2014 - 14:53

    Too many of our residents have been forced out in the street as it is and there will be thousands more because we simply can not afford Muskrat Falls. How much money do they think we have? This is so very sad what is happening to our people. No one deserves this.

  • quadrider
    January 24, 2014 - 14:35

    Too Bad Tom wont stay and run the ship. Seems like person who could handle the job and make the right decisions on the leading & direcetion of NL. Since he is not going to stay I vote Fabian Manning for leader and Priemer

  • Frankly bored.
    January 24, 2014 - 14:27

    What a MOTLY CREW. I want everyone of these persons running in the next election defeated. I am tired of PC politics. Change the leader and hope poll results improve, that's their mantra. I want a true change within government. They currently discuss me.

  • david
    January 24, 2014 - 11:40

    Is that a photo of the crew of the "rat infested ghost ship" Orlova? (FYI, the Orlova story made the NBC Nightly News and the Independent newspaper in the UK last night...seems like someone's interested, even if we aren't.... kudos, Tely!)

    • Dolf
      January 24, 2014 - 14:26

      I wouldn't trust any one of 'em even with a rat infested tub.

  • Mr. Realistic
    January 24, 2014 - 10:30

    I wonder if she still has the same opinion regarding polls..." I don't Govern by Polls". Maybe she should have. It was the popularity polls that done her in. Now we have a temporary Premier who isn't running in the next election and only took the job because he is the only one capable and of course to top up his pension for when he retires. Politics is becoming more and more of a joke than it ever has. I'll be voting NDP next election. It's time for a change. A real change. Not the same parties and people running. Rich businessman on a power trip. I'm tired of the same old same old. Looking forward to the next election. Should be interesting.

    • mellie
      January 24, 2014 - 13:07

      How does Tom become premier we never voted for him. Anyone elected should finish their term unless due to sickness.How many Premiers have done this and are their reasons acceptable .The voters have to make better choices

  • Duggan
    January 24, 2014 - 10:07

    The photo says so much; two tired old tories who are out of touch with the realities of everyday people.

    • mellie
      January 24, 2014 - 13:16

      We need better reasons for why premiers jump the ship. how many has that been.