Sam Slade was officially sworn in as the MHA for Carbonear-Harbour Grace this morning — one day after the legislature closed for the year.
New Liberal MHA Sam Slade (left) and Liberal Party Leader Dwight Ball speak to media today after Slade was officially sworn in as an MHA. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Slade's swearing-in brings the Liberal ranks in the House of Assembly to eight.
Slade won a byelection last month following the resignation of then-finance minister Jerome Kennedy.
Slade will likely have to wait until March to actually take his seat in the legislature.
Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan talked about the value of community service, volunteer work and public service, and congratulated Slade.