Cabinet shuffle this afternoon

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Premier Tom Marshall will be shuffling his cabinet at 2 p.m. today at Government House in St. John’s.

The shuffle is likely to fill a hole in the Department of Finance, which Marshall created when he was promoted to the premier’s office last week.

But today’s announcement could also give some insight into the race to succeed former premier Kathy Dunderdale as the permanent leader of the PC Party.

Marshall has said that anybody who’s running for the leadership must step out of cabinet, so if any high profile ministers step away, that could be a signal that they’re running.

The leadership of the government has been in flux since last Wednesday when Dunderdale announced her resignation.

The government has already had to reschedule pre-budget consultations because of the gap with no finance minister.

No date has been set for the PC leadership convention yet; the party executive is meeting Saturday to decide that, and start the ball rolling on drawing up rules for the leadership race.

Organizations: Department of Finance

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