Timeline set for PC leadership race

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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.

Organizations: PC, Convention Centre

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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  • Darrell
    February 15, 2014 - 16:12

    Its over boys, its over. The quicker we can bring port de grave back to Liberal, the better. This PC stunt isn't working for us.

  • SayWhat
    February 15, 2014 - 11:05

    Did anyone really, really investigate why the Tories had to change their dates? I am not making this up. And only in Newfoundland does a can of Pepsi take precedent over picking a new Premier. I recently bought a case of Pepsi. On the outside of the box there are coupons. There's a Swiss Chalet coupon and a Pizza Hut coupon. Now here's where it is too funny. The Delta has a coupon where you stay two nights, you get the third night free. And the coupon expires on July 2nd. So how could the Tories hold a convention in late June when you got all these coupons on the go. I'm not making this up. Bottom line--a can of Pepsi rules Newfoundland and Labrador.