And An­tle makes two

Busi­ness­man Paul An­tle seeks Lib­eral nom­i­na­tion in up­com­ing Wind­sor Lake by­elec­tion

The Western Star - - CLOSE TO HOME - BY DAVID MA­HER

Busi­ness­man and for­mer Lib­eral can­di­date Paul An­tle is tak­ing an­other crack at be­com­ing an MHA.

On Thurs­day af­ter­noon, An­tle an­nounced his in­ten­tion to seek the nom­i­na­tion, just min­utes be­fore the Lib­eral Party an­nounced its all for nom­i­na­tions for the Wind­sor Lake by­elec­tion.

The Lib­eral call for nom­i­na­tions will close on Au­gust 21.

An­tle is the CEO of Pluto In­vest­ments, an eq­uity firm which owns the St. John’s Dock­yard and Hum­ber Mo­tors Ford Ltd.

An­tle is also the chair of Rain­bow Rid­ers and the Raise It Up cam­paign.

An­tle pre­vi­ously ran for the Lib­er­als in the 2015 gen­eral elec­tion, los­ing in St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi to New Demo­cratic Party MHA Lor­raine Michael. He also ran for the Lib­eral lead­er­ship in 2013, plac­ing sec­ond to now premier Dwight Ball.

In 2006, An­tle lost to then Con­ser­va­tive In­cum­bent Norm Doyle in the rid­ing of St. John’s East.

An­tle is the first per­son to step for­ward to op­pose PC Leader Ches Cros­bie in the by­elec­tion. Cros­bie an­nounced his in­ten­tion to run in the by­elec­tion on Aug. 7, the day after cur­rent Wind­sor Lake MHA Lib­eral Cathy Ben­nett an­nounced she would re­sign the seat, ef­fec­tive Au­gust 21.

Cur­rently, no time­line has been an­nounced for when the New Demo­cratic Party will call for nom­i­na­tions for their can­di­date in the by­elec­tion.

The date for the by­elec­tion must be an­nounced within 60 days of Au­gust 21.

Paul An­tle

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