NO DECISION ON RUNNING:
It’s a question that Bay Roberts Mayor Glenn Littlejohn is asked almost daily: will you run for the Progressive Conservatives in the 2011 fall provincial election? And each time, he refuses to make any commitments, saying a decision will come “ in time.” With Port de Grave MHA Roland Butler, a Liberal, already indicating he will retire at the end of his current term, the political landscape in the district is guaranteed to change. The question is whether Littlejohn, who is a provincial government employee, will be in the mix. Having been acclaimed as mayor in the last two municipal elections, and losing to Butler by just under 300 votes in the 2007 provincial election, it’s a safe bet that Littlejohn is strongly considering another shot at a seat in the House of Assembly. The next provincial election is scheduled for Oct. 11, 2011.