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Canada's Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa December 15, 2011. (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)
Canada's Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa December 15, 2011. (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

Newfoundland Liberal plans bid for Penashue’s House seat Add to ...

The Newfoundland and Labrador Liberals say a provincial member wants to run in the federal riding vacated by former cabinet minister Peter Penashue.

Carla Foote, a spokeswoman for the provincial Liberals, says Yvonne Jones has informed the party she intends to seek the nomination for the riding of Labrador.

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Jones is the former leader of the provincial Liberals and now sits as the member for Cartwright-L’anse au Clair.

The announcement comes after Penashue resigned his seat Thursday and repaid $30,000 in “ineligible” campaign donations from the 2011 federal election.

Penashue said he plans to seek re-election in a byelection.

No date has been set for that vote.

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