January 03, 2018

Loyola Hearn endorses Ches Crosbie for PC Leader

St. John’s, NL (January 3, 2018) – Today, Loyola Hearn has issued the below statement endorsing Ches Crosbie in his bid to lead the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“I am endorsing Ches Crosbie to be the next leader of our Progressive Conservative Party because I believe he has the vision, knowledge, experience and energy required to rebuild our economy and restore confidence in our democratic institutions,” said Hearn.

“Further, I am confident that Ches Crosbie will be able to lead a revitalized and unified PC Party, with a selection of strong candidates and fresh policies, which will defeat our present Liberal government in 2019.”

Hearn was elected as a Member of the House of Assembly from 1982 to 1993, and served in the provincial cabinet from 1985-1989. Subsequently, Hearn was elected as a Member of Parliament from 2000 to 2008, including serving in the federal cabinet from 2006 to 2008. Following his career in electoral politics, Hearn became the 28th Canadian Ambassador to Ireland and held this office from 2010 to 2014.

Since launching his campaign for leader of the PC Party, Crosbie has also been endorsed by former Premiers Tom Marshall and Tom Rideout, former provincial speaker Roger Fitzgerald, former provincial cabinet ministers Dan Crummell and Joseph Goudie, SOPAC Chairperson Linda Bishop, and Memorial University’s PC and Conservative student associations.

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