Newfoundland and Labrador premier Kathy Dunderdale will announce her resignation Wednesday, according to local media reports.
On Monday, a member of Dunderdale's Progressive Conservative government crossed the floor to the Liberals after accusing the premier of having "lost touch" with the people.
In a statement, Paul Lane also accused Dunderdale of being missing in action during several crises in the province, including the recent rolling blackouts. He said when the premier did speak about the blackouts, she didn't show empathy but focused on whether it was a crisis.
"It was the straw that broke the camel's back," Lane said.
"Mr. Lane didn't express any discontent with leadership or the direction of the party before his announcement today, including when he accepted a promotion on Oct. 9," Dunderdale said in a statement emailed to QMI Agency Monday.
Several media outlets said Tuesday evening they had learned from sources that the premier would step down Wednesday morning.