PC leadership convention set for end of June

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The Tories are hoping to gather in town on the last weekend of June to pick the next premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, according to a news release from the PC Party.

The exact date might change subject to venue availaibility, but the party is aiming for the weekend of June 27-29. Depending on what's available, the convention could get pushed back into early July.

The party is still hammering out a lot of the details when it comes to the rules of the race, such as when nominations will open and close.

“We invite Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in communities throughout our province to get involved in the process of choosing a new leader for our party and a new premier for our province,” Party President Cillian Sheahan said in the news release. “What an opportunity to set the course for the future of our province and build on the foundation we have already established to ensure all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can share in the benefits of our growth.”

The two convention co-chairs will be Sheila Kelly-Blackmore and Tommy Williams. No one from the party was available to do interviews Monday.

The PC Party leadership race was triggered by Premier Kathy Dunderdale stepping down as party leader in January. Tom Marshall is serving as interim premier, but over the weekend, the party executive committee met to start the ball rolling on the leadership selection process.

The winner of the PC Party leadership race will become the next premier of the province.

Organizations: Sheila Kelly-Blackmore and Tommy Williams.The PC Party

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  • Red Living Partygirl
    February 03, 2014 - 13:11

    Will it be a delegated convention to pick the new leader/Premier? Or will it be an electronic vote for every PC party member?