MEDIA ADVISORY: NL NDP Leadership Convention this weekend

The 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party Leadership Convention is happening Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 at the St. John's Convention Centre.

The full Convention schedule and program booklet are available here:

Media interested in attending throughout the weekend should contact to provide your name for a media pass.

Program Highlights

  • A Leadership Candidate Q&A moderated by Françoise Enguehard will take place Saturday, April 7, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • It Ain't Easy Being Green: What happens when some of our finest feminist comics interview firebrand feminist environmental activists? is a session open to the public happening on Sunday, April 8, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
  • Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada's NDP will deliver a keynote on Sunday, April 8 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • The leadership announcement and speech by the new Leader will take place on Sunday, April 8 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Alison Coffin and Gerry Rogers are seeking the leadership of the Party.

Alison Coffin is an economist dedicated to advancing responsible public policy and excellence in governance. Gerry Rogers was first elected in 2011 and again in 2015 and has served over six years as NDP MHA for St. John’s Centre.

To learn more about the candidates visit

The Leadership Convention website is


For more information, please call 709-739-6387 or e-mail

P.O. Box 5275 St. John’s, NL A1C 5W1
(709) 739-6387