The Labrador Party is a political party in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The party was founded in 1969, and won its first seat in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in 1971. The newly elected Labrador Party Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) soon defected, and joined the Liberal Party. The party won a second seat in a 1972 by-election , but the MHA retired in 1975, and the party was dissolved. Colonial Building, the House of Assembly of the Dominion of Newfoundland Chamber of the House of Assembly in the Confederation Building. ...
Feelings among Labradorians that the region has been neglected by the Newfoundland and Labrador government led to the party's refounding in 2003 with Ern Condon as leader. The party nominated candidates in each of Labrador's four ridings in that year's election, with the hope of holding the balance of power in the House of Assembly and being able to trade political support for more services and attention to Labrador. Ernest J. Ern Condon is a Labrador politician and retired guidance counsellor. ...
The party failed to win any seats, though Brandon Pardy came in second in Lake Melville with 32% of the vote. The party received 12% of the vote in Labrador West, 8% in Cartwright-L'Anse au Clair, and 5% in Torngat Mountains.
The party has chosen Ron Barron, the Deputy Mayor of Wabush, as the party leader in preparation for the next provincial election. In a by-election for the riding of Labrador West held on March 13, 2007, Labrador Party candidate Ron Barron came in third, winning 670 of a total of just over 4000 votes cast.
In the fall election in 2007, the Labrador Party decided to not run any candidates in two of their ridings so the vote between opposition parties wouldn't get split. The Party is however running Mr. Jim Tuttauk in the district of Torngat Mountains. This decision is receiving support from many of the party membership and, is considered amongst many Labradorians as a positive move to get rid of the Progressive Conservative candidates (notably John Hickey in Lake Melville and, Jim Baker in Labrador West) from Labrador. The Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007 is scheduled to be held on October 9, 2007 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ...
Torngat Mountains is a provincial electoral district for the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ...
The Labrador Party says that they are preparing for a Press Conference on the day of or shortly after the election that will define new policies and change the direction that the party wishes to advance in the next few years.
Many believe that because of their advertising and slogan (We Believe In Labrador!, Our Voice... ...Our Time) that this change in policy will be one that will move the organization closer to being, if not already a secessionist movement seeking territorial status in Canada for Labrador.
Ernest J. Ern Condon is a Labrador politician and retired guidance counsellor. ...
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