01/21/2014 08:12 EST | Updated 03/23/2014 05:59 EDT

Kathy Dunderdale To Step Down As N.L. Premier


Kathy Dunderdale is poised to resign Wednesday as Newfoundland and Labrador's premier. 

Dunderdale, who has come under fire for a lack of ability to connect with voters, will be meeting with members of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus in St. John's on Wednesday morning. 

Dunderdale is expected to speak publicly in the foyer of Confederation Building after the morning caucus meeting, CBC reporter David Cochrane said.

Finance Minister Tom Marshall is expected to take on the role of interim premier. Marshall has already indicated he will not be running in the next provincial election, in 2015. 

Dunderdale cut short a vacation after Tory backbencher Paul Lane crossed the floor Monday to join the Opposition Liberals. Lane blamed Dunderdale for poor leadership and for being out of touch with the public. 

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