Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Newfoundland and Labrador

Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Newfoundland and Labrador

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Resignations

On September 5, 2014, Minister of Finance Charlene Johnson resigned from the House of Assembly. Minister of Tourism, Recreation and Culture Terry French resigned on September 19. The by-election for the District of Conception Bay South vacated by Mr. French has been called for November 5.

Speaker Appointed to Cabinet

Ross Wiseman who had been Speaker of the House since 2011 resigned on September 5 when he was appointed Minister of Finance. Deputy Speaker Wade Verge is acting as Speaker until the House reconvenes when the election of a Speaker will be the first order of business.

By-election

On August 26, Scott Reid was elected in the by-election in St. George's--Stephenville East.

The seat was vacated by former Minister of Environment and Conservation Joan Shea.

Leadership Change

At the PC convention held on September 13, Paul Davis was elected leader of the party and was sworn in as Premier on September 26, succeeding Tom Marshall. …

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