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Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador
News Release

For Immediate Release
December 29th, 2017

Clarification of Membership Sign-Up Deadline

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Progressive Conservative Party began the process of signing up members and supporters under the constitutional reforms the Party approved at a Special General Meeting in June.

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who wish to participate in the selection of the Party leader on April 28, 2018 must submit an application by January 28th, 2018 to become a member or supporter of the Party in time for the membership coordinator to verify each application by February 28th, 2018, and to be sent a mail-in ballot for the vote.

It was previously stated in a press release on September 13th, 2017, that “Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who wish to participate in the selection of the Party leader on April 28th, 2018 must submit an application by February 28, 2018 to become a member or supporter of the Party in time to be sent a mail-in ballot for the vote.”

The press release erroneously stated February 28 as opposed to January 28.

Attached to the press release was the Leadership Rules which made it clear that to finalize the voter list by February 28, 2018 then applications had to be received by the membership coordinator by 5pm on January 28, 2018. The Party has always operated on the deadline being January 28, 2018 as per the Leadership Rules released and was not aware, until recently, candidates or potential candidates believed it to be anything else. The Party did not change any dates.

Here is the relevant Leadership Rule.

Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador
Leadership Selection Rules
MEMBERSHIP REGISTRY
VOTING

149. “To participate in the Leadership Selection Process all new Membership applications, new Supporter applications and Membership or Supporter renewals or revivals must be “IN EFFECT” by 5:00 pm on February 28, 2018. To render such Membership/Supporter status “IN EFFECT” the Membership Coordinator will require time to process the new Membership applications, new Supporter applications and Membership or Supporter renewals or revivals; HENCE for greater certainty new Membership applications, new Supporter applications and Membership or Supporter renewals or revivals must be received by the Membership Coordinator by 5:00pm on January 28, 2018.”

As President of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador I humbly apologize for this error and look forward to the Leadership Race on April 28th, 2018. We are anticipating a great year as we select a new leader and prepare for the General Election in 2019.

Media contact:
Graydon Pelley, President of the PC Party of NL
C: 709-636- 8326
E: gpelleypc@gmail.com