Tom Marshall is premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

Published on January 24, 2014

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.