Wakeham Announces Shadow Cabinet Changes


For Immediate Release


(May 13, 2024 St. John’s, N.L.) – Tony Wakeham, Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Official Opposition, has announced changes to the PC Shadow Cabinet following the recent election of Jim McKenna (MHA, Fogo Island – Cape Freels).


Effective immediately, the changes are as follows:

·       Jim McKenna (MHA, Fogo Island – Cape Freels), PC Shadow Minister of Transportation

·       Loyola O’Driscoll (MHA, Ferryland), Caucus Whip, PC Shadow Minister of Digital Government, Service NL, OCIO and NL Liquor Corporation

·       Joedy Wall (MHA, Cape St. Francis), PC Shadow Minister of Housing

“I am pleased to welcome Jim McKenna to the PC Shadow Cabinet. I am confident that his experience and dedication to people will serve him well in his new role as our Shadow Minister of Transportation,” said Wakeham. “As a rural MHA, this role will allow Jim to be a strong voice for the great people of Fogo Island – Cape Freels and the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.”


“I would like to thank Loyola and Joedy for their steadfast work in their previous portfolios. I look forward to working with them in their new roles as they continue to hold the Furey-Trudeau Liberals accountable,” noted Wakeham.


“Together with this team, PCs are ready to drive the waves of change across the province as we work to create a brighter future where life is affordable, health care is accessible, no opportunity is left untapped, and no one is left behind. It’s time for a PC government that stands up to the Furey-Trudeau Liberals.”


A complete listing of the PC Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet is included in the attached backgrounder.





Ashley Jackson-Politi

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