Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BUILDING A LIBERAL TOURS DE FORCE

The man who placed second to Dwight Ball in the hotly contested 2013 Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador Leadership Race wants to join the Liberal Caucus in the House of Assembly.

Paul Antle, an independent St. John's businessman with a demonstrated Midas touch, has announced that he will be a candidate in the 2015 provincial election.  

He intends to run in his home district of St. John's East, a seat that is currently held by the disintegrating New Democratic Party's George Murphy.

Antle is one of the Canada's most prominent environmental businessmen. He has been  chair of the Special Advisory Group on International Trade for the Environment, as a Member of the Prime Minister's National Round Table on the Environment and Economy and was part of Canada's official Delegation to the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in May 2003

Antle has made significant investments in local businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador, employing hundreds of people. He  owns a private equity company (Pluto Investments), the St. John's Dockyard Ltd.  and is a majority shareholder in an environmental waste management and remediation firm West Mountain Capital Corporation.
 
Not only has the serial entrepreneur  grown a small waste management  company in Newfoundland and Labrador into international success, he has some really impressive academic credentials. 

Paul earned a Bachelor of Science Degree (Chemistry) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master of Engineering Degree (Chemical Engineering) from the University of New Brunswick. He is also a graduate from the Harvard Business School!

The Liberal team is bulking-up by putting substantial meat on its political bones.

You have to respect the personal sacrifice that  Dwight Ball, Cathy Bennett and Paul Antle are making by putting their business empires on hold to seek public office and serve the interest of their province. 

With titans like this leading the province we can count on the fact that the next government will not be a one man show!





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