The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Newfoundland Premier Kathy Dunderdale holds a press conference on the ongoing power disruptions, in St.John's on Jan. 5, 2014.
Newfoundland Premier Kathy Dunderdale holds a press conference on the ongoing power disruptions, in St.John's on Jan. 5, 2014.
(PAUL DALY/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Why does only one person want to be Tory premier of Newfoundland?

The winner becomes premier of Newfoundland and Labrador – but so far there’s little interest in the prize.

With Friday’s deadline for prospective candidates quickly approaching, only one man, fisheries mogul Bill Barry, has acquired the requisite signatures, put down his $10,000 deposit and formally declared for the leadership of the governing Progressive Conservative party. A second businessman, Frank Coleman, may be joining him – and just in the nick of time.