Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Things to Know about Newfoundland and Labrador's Provincial Election

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Things to Know about Newfoundland and Labrador's Provincial Election

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Five things to know about provincial election

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Five things to know about Newfoundland and Labrador's election:

TORY DECLINE: The Progressive Conservative party began losing popular support when Kathy Dunderdale was premier. She introduced unpopular legislation aimed at restricting access to information and was accused of being politically tone deaf in January 2014 when she dismissed suggestions the province was in a crisis after a series of rolling blackouts left tens of thousands of people in the dark for days.

HISTORIC DEFEAT: At 12 years, the Tory term in office has been the shortest in the province's history.

DANNY'S RECORD: The largest majority win in the province's history came in 2007 when Danny Williams led his Progressive Conservative party to 44 of 48 seats, which represented 92 per cent of the total. …

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