The Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador has released the details of how its leadership race will unfold.
Results from a secret ballot vote will be announced July 5 at a leadership convention — assuming more than one candidate decides to run. The two-day event will be held at the St. John’s Convention Centre. A spending limit of $350,000 per candidate has been set.
The winner will become the new premier of the province. Kathy Dunderdale resigned from the position last month and named Tom Marshall as interim premier. Marshall has already indicated he will not be a candidate in the leadership race.
Nominations open Feb. 17 and close March 14. Delegate selection meetings will take place from April 6 to June 5.
All expenses and campaign contributions will be made public within three months of the leadership convention taking place. The official agent for each candidate will be required to provide a detailed account of expenses and campaign contributions received on a monthly basis to the financial compliance chairperson.
So far, only one leadership candidate has come forward — Corner Brook businessman Bill Barry. Several other possible candidates have expressed interest in running but have not made up their minds.