November 09, 2017

Former Premier Tom Marshall Endorses PC Leadership Candidate Ches Crosbie

St. John’s, NL (November 9, 2017) – Today, former Premier Tom Marshall has issued the following statement endorsing Ches Crosbie in his bid for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“I am very pleased to see that Ches Crosbie has left his successful law practice in order to offer himself to the public service of our province and its people. I firmly believe he has the energy, experience, intelligence, education, and dedication to successfully continue the renewal of our province’s Progressive Conservative Party,” said Marshall.

Marshall served as a senior-ranking cabinet minister in the governments of Premiers Danny Williams and Kathy Dunderdale from 2003 to 2014, and as Premier during 2014.

“I am confident that with Ches Crosbie as leader, he will be able to lead a responsible, reasonable and effective opposition that will hold our current Liberal government to account,” said Marshall

“Most importantly, I believe Ches Crosbie will be able to create public confidence that there will be, at the time of the next election, an alternative team available, ready and willing to form a new government with new policies and a fresh approach to address the many challenges facing our province.”

This endorsement comes less than three weeks after Crosbie announced he will be seeking the leadership of the PC Party. If elected, Crosbie pledges to rebuild our economy, restore public confidence in our government, and revitalize the PC Party.  

The next leader of the PC Party will be selected during their party convention scheduled for April 27-29, 2018.