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Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal leadership convention set for May 9 in St. John's

Liberal Party president John Allan and Premier Dwight Ball stand onstage together at Liberal Party convention in Gander Sept, 30, 2017. Allan called on Liberals to show unity and stand behind Ball.
Liberal Party president John Allan and Premier Dwight Ball stand onstage together at a Liberal Party convention in this Telegram file photo. The party has formally issued a call for nominations for leadership candidates to replace Ball. - SaltWire File Photo

Party issues call for candidate nominations

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

The Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador will select its new leader on May 9.

Party president John Allan says the call for nominations for leadership candidates, which opened Monday, will remain open until March 6 at noon.

The leadership convention is set for May 8-9 in St. John's. It will follow the same preferential ballot system used in 2013 wherein each registered voter shall be asked to rank the candidates in order of preference, from their first choice to their last choice. 

Each candidate will be required to pay a $25,000 nomination fee, starting with a $15,000 payment due when the nomination form is being submitted.

Only a few people have publicly — but not officially — declared an interest in taking over for Premier Dwight Ball, who announced his resignation last week. Among them are businessman and former Liberal leadership candidate Paul Antle, Dr. Andrew Furey and businessman Dean MacDonald.


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