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Premier Kathy Dunderdale says she has no regrets about anything she did in the past year; and she will run in the next election.
ST. JOHN’S — Premier Kathy Dunderdale will announce her resignation Wednesday morning, following a caucus meeting at Confederation Building.
Sources within the PC caucus told TC Media that Dunderdale will step down at a news conference after she speaks to her caucus at Confederation Building at 9:30 a.m.
According to once source, Finance Minister Tom Marshall will serve as interim premier while the Progressive Conservative Party goes through a leadership process.
In December, Dunderdale adamantly denied that she was resigning in a year-end interview with TC Media, but today's news comes at the end of an incredibly tough month for her.
She was widely criticized for how she handled a week of electricity disruptions, rolling blackouts and electrical failures that left hundreds of thousands of people without power.
On Monday, Tory stalwart Paul Lane announced that he was leaving the party to join the Liberals, in large part because he could not support Dunderdale's leadership.
Dunderdale was on vacation in Florida on Monday, but made a hasty return to the province.
The province's elections act requires that an election must be held within one year of a new premier being sworn in.
TC Media will be providing updates all day Wednesday online at TheWesternStar.com and TheTelegram.com.
ST. JOHN'S — TC Media reporter James McLeod reports he has confirmed with a caucus source that Kathy Dunderdale will step down as premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Wednesday morning.
There are some reports, as yet unconfirmed by TC Media, that current Finance Minister Tom Marshall will temporarily step into the role following Dunderdale's departure.
ST. JOHN'S — Rumours are swirling across the province and on social media Tuesday night about a possible resignation announcement from Newfoundland and Labroador Premier Kathy Dunderdale.
Reporters for several media outlets in the province and across Canada took to Twitter, some quoting "trusted sources" as saying Dunderdale plans to make the announcement Wednesday morning at Confederation Building in St. John's.
TC Media has been unable to verify these reports, but will have more as the story progresses.