Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Newfoundland and Labrador

Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Newfoundland and Labrador

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The House of Assembly convened for the Fall sitting on November 4, 2013, By-election in Carbonear-Harbour Grace

The by-election for the District of Carbonear-Harbour Grace, vacated on October 2 by former Minister of Finance Jerome Kennedy was called on November 4 for November 26. Liberal candidate Sam Slade was elected. Mr. Slade will take his seat as a member of the Official Opposition when the Assembly reconvenes in March.

Changes in Composition of the House

On January19, Paul Lane, MHA, Mount Pearl South, announced that he would join the Official Opposition.

On February 4 Dale Kirby, MHA, St. John's North and Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA, The Straits-White Bay North, who had been sitting as Independents since leaving the NDP caucus on Oct. 29 announced that they would join the Official Opposition.

As of writing, the governing Progressive Conservatives stand at 34 Members, the Official Opposition Liberals comprise 11 Members, and the Third Party New Democratic Party has three. The numbers at the last general election were: Government 37, Official Opposition six and Third Party five.

Resignation of Premier

On January 24, the Hon. Kathy Dunderdale, MHA, District of Virginia Waters resigned from the office of Premier of the Province. …

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