February 11, 2018

Bill Marshall endorses Ches Crosbie for PC Leader

St. John’s, NL (January 23, 2018) – Today, Bill Marshall has issued the below statement endorsing Ches Crosbie in his bid to lead the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“We find ourselves in a very difficult financial situation, and need leadership that can allow Newfoundland and Labrador to meet its full potential. I believe Ches Crosbie, with his intellect and drive, is that leader,” said Marshall.

“I believe that, as leader of our PC Party, Ches will be able to build a strong team that can form a government in 2019 that will address our financial situation and grow our economy.”

Marshall was elected as a Member of the House of Assembly from 1970 to 1986 for the district of St. John's East, and served in a number of senior cabinet positions. This includes serving as the Minister of Energy, where he was one of the main architects of the Atlantic Accord. Subsequently, he was appointed to the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court in 1987, serving 17 years on the bench until his retirement in 2003.

Since launching his campaign for leader of the PC Party, Crosbie has garnered a number of endorsements from current and former elected officials, community activists, and organizations. This includes MHAs Barry Petten and Jim Lester, former premiers Tom Marshall and Tom Rideout, SOPAC chairperson Linda Bishop, financial wellness professional Al Antle, and Memorial University’s Progressive Conservative student association.

The next leader of the PC Party will be selected during their party convention scheduled for April 27-29, 2018. Provincial residents must sign up with the party by January 28, 2018 in order to vote for their choice of leader.



Devin Drover
Communications and Policy Advisor