Ches Crosbie steps down as PC Party Leader #nlpoli



Ches Crosbie is stepping down as leader of the PC Party.


MHA for Conception Bay East-Bell Island David Brazil has been named interim leader.


Crosbie lost his seat in the district of Windsor Lake in the election.


Crosbie was elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party on April 28, 2018.


On September 20, 2018, he was elected as MHA for Windsor Lake, and therefore became Leader of the Official Opposition upon being sworn in on October 12, 2018.


His father was a prominent figure in Newfoundland and Labrador and Canadian politics, a provincial and federal cabinet minister who also served as Lieutenant-Governor of the province (2008–13). Crosbie's early education was at Bishop Feild College in St. John's, and at St. Andrews College in Aurora, Ontario. He was selected as Newfoundland and Labrador's Rhodes Scholar in 1976, studying jurisprudence at Oxford, and continued his legal studies at Dalhousie University.


There he met his future wife, Lois Hoegg, a native of Stellarton, Nova Scotia. She has been a Justice of the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court since 2007. They have three daughters.