Bill Black tells Tories he won't run for leadership in October
HALIFAX (CP) — A man touted as a possible contender for the leadership of Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative Party says his name will not be on the convention ballot come October.
Bill Black sent an email to supporters Sunday saying it was a little late in his career to be making an eight-to-12-year commitment. He made an unsuccessful bid for the leadership in 2006.
Black says it is his intention to keep posting policy items for debate on the newstartns.ca website he launched last month.
While no one has officially declared, three other names have been mentioned for the October vote: Credit Union Atlantic president Jamie Baillie, a one-time chief of staff to former premier John Hamm; current interim party leader Karen Casey; and the member for Argyle Chris d’Entremont.