Photo by Alasdair Roberts
Former Lieutenant Governor John Crosbie is in declining health.
Ches Crosbie issued a statement that John's wife Jane and the family is at his bedside.
He served as a provincial Cabinet minister under premiers Joey Smallwood and Frank Moores as well as a federal Cabinet minister during the governments of Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney.
Crosbie ran unsuccessfully for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1969, losing to Smallwood, and was also a candidate in the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada's 1983 leadership election, placing third.