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Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election to happen before June 27

Premier Dwight Ball gets into a vehicle outside the Emera Innovation Exchange at Memorial University's Signal Hill Campus. Ball told reporters that the provincial election would occur before the school year ends on June 27.
Premier Dwight Ball gets into a vehicle outside the Emera Innovation Exchange at Memorial University's Signal Hill Campus. Ball told reporters that the provincial election would occur before the school year ends on June 27. - Joe Gibbons

Premier Dwight Ball hasn’t dropped the writ yet, but gave a hint of when its coming

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Premier Dwight Ball says expect to head to the polls before the end of the school year on June 27.

Ball made the comments on Friday morning from the Memorial University Signal Hill campus.

To date, 38 candidates have been confirmed for the general election. The Liberals have 23 confirmed candidates, the Progressive Conservatives have 14 confirmed candidates, and the NDP have yet to close nominations in any district, though three candidates have expressed their intent to seek nominations.

Of note, Ball is scheduled to testify at the Muskrat Falls Inquiry on July 4 and 5. Ball’s testimony will be the last of phase two of the Inquiry.

More to come.

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