Bill Black tells Tories he won't run for lead­er­ship in Oc­to­ber

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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.

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