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Furey two months behind opponent in releasing leadership bid finances

PremierAndrew Furey — File/andrewfurey.ca
PremierAndrew Furey — File/andrewfurey.ca

Premier Andrew Furey says the financial reports of his Liberal leadership campaign are coming soon — more than two months after the race concluded.

Furey was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador on Aug. 3. During his campaign, Furey committed to a full disclosure of the finances of his campaign, including a list of donors and the amount of money given.

On Aug. 21, Furey’s opponent, John Abbott, released the financial disclosure of his leadership campaign, including the names of all those who donated more than $100 to his bid.

More than two months later, Furey has not followed suit.

Furey says the financial information is coming soon.

“They’re coming. They’re being looked at now. I’ve been in election mode since February, so just coming out from there now after the byelection,” said Furey.

“You’ll get them in due course.”

Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie says Furey needs to follow through on his commitment.

“It’s starting to create a credibility problem for him. Is he going to do it or not going to do it?” said Crosbie.

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