Statement by the Prime Minister on the results of the provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador

Dr. Andrew Furey gives his acceptance speech as leader of the provincial Liberal Party and premier-designate at the St. John's Convention Centre in St. John's on Monday, August 3, 2020. He will become the 14th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador following a Liberal Leadership race that began in February when Premier Dwight Ball announced his resignation as Premier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the results of the provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador:

“Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have chosen to elect a majority government led by the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Dr. Andrew Furey on his re-election.

“Since he took office last year, Premier Furey’s leadership and collaboration have been critical in the fight against COVID-19. Together, we will continue to strengthen health care, protect Newfoundlanders and Labradorians from the virus, and support them throughout this global pandemic. Building on key initiatives like the Atlantic Growth Strategy and the Lower Churchill Projects, we will also work together to protect the environment, create good middle class jobs, and build a sustainable and clean energy future for the province and our country, including through the Atlantic Loop.

“Through our continued partnership, we will keep moving forward on the issues that matter most to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, and build back better for all Canadians.”

SOURCE  Prime Minister of Canada

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