10/03/2013 05:49 EDT | Updated 12/03/2013 05:12 EST

Dunderdale has no date set for byelection in Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Premier Kathy Dunderdale won't say exactly when she'll call a byelection in the district of Carbonear-Harbour Grace to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Newfoundland and Labrador's finance minister.

Jerome Kennedy resigned Wednesday to return to working as a lawyer starting at the beginning of next month.

Dunderdale wouldn't say if she'll call the byelection before the Liberal leadership convention in November.

Kennedy leaves behind a six-year tenure in public life that saw him preside over several of the majority Progressive Conservative government's top cabinet posts.

He says he decided over the summer to leave politics.

Dunderdale is expected to shuffle her cabinet before Oct. 15.

(VOCM, The Canadian Press)