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Political rumbles on the horizon for Newfoundland and Labrador

By Tim Powers      

While the Liberals sort out their leadership, the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador is not beyond its own political theatrics.

Outgoing Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball, pictured meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Nov. 26, 2019. One potential contender to replace Ball as leader is Dr. Andrew Furey, son of Senate Speaker George Furey, who helped Trudeau with his leadership and election campaigns, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—Politics in Newfoundland and Labrador is never dull at the best times. Dwight Ball just upped the ante. To the surprise of some, Premier Ball announced on Family Day—Feb. 17—that he was going to step down to spend more time with his family. He will stay on until a replacement is chosen at a soon-to-be-determined date.

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