Stephenville Mayor Tom O’Brien said he wasn’t surprised MOnday morning to hear of the resignation of St. George's-Stephenville East MHA Joan Shea.
The long-serving MHA, and a minister for a number of departments during her career, announced her resignation in St. John’s.
“You’re never surprised in politics and I wish her nothing but the best in her next undertaking, whatever that might be,” O’Brien said.
He thanked Shea for the time and effort she put in and said he enjoyed working with her. He said she put a lot of work into the district over her career.
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