A news release stating this was sent out within an hour of Wells’ announcement Tuesday morning that he will run for mayor of St. John’s.
“Andy Wells advised the Department of Justice and Public Safety of his resignation and retirement on Aug. 4. Rather than expending further resources on this matter, we are moving forward,” said Justice and Public Safety Minister Andrew Parsons .
Current vice-chair Darlene Whalen will act as the PUB’s chair and CEO until the position is filled by the Independent Appointments Commission.
“As Minister of Justice and Public Safety and as the Minister responsible for the Public Utilities Act, I take my role in the administration of the Act very seriously and am committed to ensuring its integrity,” Parsons said.