10/04/2013 03:03 EDT | Updated 12/04/2013 05:12 EST

Newfoundland and Labrador premier appoints acting finance minister

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Premier Kathy Dunderdale of Newfoundland and Labrador has appointed an acting finance minister.

Natural Resources Minister Tom Marshall will take on the role following the resignation of Jerome Kennedy.

Kennedy announced Wednesday he was quitting politics to return to practising law.

Marshall's appointment is effective immediately.