Newfoundland and Labrador on verge of provincial election call for Nov. 30 – CP

Newfoundland and Labrador on verge of provincial election call for Nov. 30 – CP

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2015210 Views

Source: The Canadian Press
Nov 5, 2015

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ Voters in Newfoundland and Labrador will go to the polls on Nov. 30 in a provincial election that is expected to formally start today.

A source says Premier Paul Davis of Newfoundland and Labrador will visit the lieutenant-governor at 3:30 p.m. to dissolve the legislature.

Newfoundland and Labrador has a fixed-date election and Davis has until Sunday under the province’s election law to formally start the campaign.

Liberal Leader Dwight Ball, who experts tab as the election frontrunner, launched his campaign Monday.

Earle McCurdy is fighting his first campaign as leader of the NDP.

The Progressive Conservatives have held power since 2003.

The Tories have 28 seats in the legislature, the Liberals 16, the New Democrats three, with one seat vacant.

The electoral boundaries were redrawn earlier this year to reduce the number of seats in the legislature to 40 in a cost-cutting measure.

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