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Newfoundland Premier Kathy Dunderdale’s Progressive Conservatives have lost another member, Paul Lane.
Newfoundland Premier Kathy Dunderdale’s Progressive Conservatives have lost another member, Paul Lane.
(Graham Kennedy/The Canadian Press)

What will happen to Tories after Harper? Dunderdale case raises questions

Tom Marshall is to take over as the new premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Friday – as his governing but struggling Progressive Conservative party attempts a transition aimed at holding on to power in the next election.

Kathy Dunderdale triggered the transition with her sudden announcement earlier this week that she was stepping down as premier. She gave no reason for her decision, but recent polls show that she and her party are becoming increasingly unpopular among voters.