NDP Council unanimously rejects Cardy’s resignation, requests him to stay as leader

FREDERICTON – On Saturday the NDP provincial executive and council unanimously rejected the resignation offered by Dominic Cardy and requested that he continue as leader.

Stephen Yardy, Executive Director of the New Brunswick NDP, said that Council and Executive’s actions were on side with the showing of support for Cardy that he has received from hundreds of members over the past couple of months.

“It is clear to me that the membership want Dominic to stay on and lead this party into the next election,” Yardy said.

Yardy said that the unanimous vote from the council proved that the party indeed wanted Cardy to continue on as leader.

“Along with the motion at council, there was a letter signed by the vast majority of former candidates and a great outpouring of support from members and supporters,” Yardy said. “It is clear that Dominic is the best person for the job and I look forward to continuing to work with him.”

Cardy was humbled when he heard the party was requesting he continue as leader, but he also stressed that there are many years of hard work ahead him and the party after the election results in September.

“We have a lot of hard work ahead of us,” Cardy said. “But I look forward to continuing to work with our team to ensure that this province is better served.”