Eddie Joyce named Opposition Leader

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Eddie Joyce

CORNER BROOK  Following the resignation of Dwight Ball, who is pursuing the leadership of the Liberal party, the opposition caucus selected Eddie Joyce to fill the position of Opposition Leader.

"I’m thrilled to take over the position as Opposition leader," stated Joyce in a press released issued early Thursday evening. "It’s a responsibility that I take very seriously and am looking forward to continuing to serve the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as the residents of my district, the Bay of Islands.”

Joyce recently held the senior positions of Deputy Opposition House Leader and caucus whip. He has also held various positions throughout the Liberal caucus since 1989.

As a result of the transition, critic roles will also change, but will be announced at a later date.

"I’m humbled to be taking over this position from Mr. Ball who diligently and effectively held Government accountable for their actions," stated Joyce. "I strive to do the same and help ensure that the voices of the people of this province are heard."

 

Organizations: Deputy Opposition House Leader

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Bay of Islands

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  • why is this allowed
    July 19, 2013 - 13:47

    if joyce is supporting ball; why is this allowed; the party leader should be neutral; and not supporting anyone; looks like mr ball using mechanics of party to kill any and all opposition to his being elected leader this November; i cant see how other candidates are allowing this; their supporters should prevent this; naming eddie joyce leader; looks like history repeats its self; when grimes ran; liberal office gave him everything he asked for when his supporters/team phoned up looking for this or that; when john efford supporters/team phoned liberal office they put them on hold; told them to call back or hung up on them; giving grimes big advantage in leadership race; if eddie joyce out raising money and supporters for ball he is in conflict of interest; this should not be allowed

  • Sherry
    July 19, 2013 - 07:15

    ATT - GREG"S OTHER SIDE...This statement you just made about Mr Murphy isn't TRUE..The only reason he not in the RACE...Because he wants to build the province...And that would make the liberal look BAD...Where was Mr Ball...in 2011/ when they were looking for a Leader? No where to be seen...And the only reason he is leader now...He was appointes by the BOARD...If Mr Kelly of Deer Lake was working for the people...at the time...Mr Ball would still be sitting at home...SORRY BUT TRUE

  • Greg
    July 19, 2013 - 05:19

    TO! GREG"S OTHER SIDE>>> Sorry I did mean JULY MORROW...THAT THE DAY THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE WAS TAKING AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE OF N & L...IF MR MURPHY COULDN'T FILL OUT HIS NOMINATION PAPER...EXPLAIN IT TO THE PEOPLE...HOW DID HE FILL THEM OUT ON TWO DIFFERENCE OCCASION...AND THEY WERE EXCEPTS? WHY DON'T THE LIBERAL POST HIS PAPER...SO WE ALL CAN SEE THEM...FOR OURSELF'S...AND MAYBE WE KNOW THE TRUTH WHAT GOING ON... YES WE ALL KNOW MR JOYCE IS FULL OF HOT AIR...BUT THAT ALL... THOSE TOPIC...MR BALL SHOULD HAVE BEEN OUT SPOKEN ON THEMS...NOW THAT LEADERSHIP...

  • Greg's Other Side
    July 18, 2013 - 22:11

    Well, Greg, it's "JUDY" not "JULY" Morrow. Mr. Murphy - you must be referencing the person who couldn't fill out or understand the forms required to become leader. Mr. Joyce should be very weary of this position, luckily, it's only for a few months until a leader is selected. However, he has been the one politician that has spoke out for places such as Stephenville in their battle over their training centre & have held the government accountable for the hospital in Corner Brook. Where's Granter & Marshall? Silent and missing in action.

  • Greg
    July 18, 2013 - 16:55

    AS THING STAND FOR ME AND MY FAMILY...WE WON'T BE SUPPORTING THE LIBERAL..I STOOD BY THE LIBERAL WHEN WELLS AND TOBIN WAS PREMIER...IN MY 70 YRS...I SEEN FEW DIRTY TRICKS PULL..BUT ON JULY 5/2013...THAT HAD TO BE THE DIRTIEST ONE OF ALL...MAN COME FORWARD...TO HELP BUILD OUR PROVINCE...TO REMOVE BURDEN FROM THE BACK'S OF OUR HARD WORKING PEOPLE...TELL ME EDDIE WHAT DO THE LIBERAL HAVE PLANS FOR THE PEOPLE? PACK UP AND MOVE TO THE MAINLAND...SO FAR NEITHER ONE GOT A CLUE WHAT GOING ON...AS FOR JULY MORROW TIME FOR HER TO GO......I HAD ENOUGH OF DISHONESTLY POLITICIAN... LIBERAL LOOK AT THE POLLING OF THE FIVE CANDIDATES...NOT ONE OVER 40%...AT THE SAME TIME...THE PEOPLE OF OUR GREAT PROVINCE VOTE 58% IN FAVOR OF MR MURPHY...QUESTION TO THE PEOLE ARE WE GETTING THE BEST LEADER?