Casey rules out leadership run
HALIFAX (CP) — Two potential candidates for Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative leadership are ruling themselves out of the race.
Interim party leader Karen Casey released a statement Wednesday to say she will not declare her candidacy for the permanent position.
And a few hours later, Chris d’Entremont, a former health minister, said he also won’t run.
Casey said that while she realized speculation was growing that she would run, her commitment is to continue as interim leader until a successor is chosen in October.
Casey and d’Entremont join another rumoured candidate, Halifax businessman Bill Black on the sidelines.
No one has declared publicly yet, but Credit Union Atlantic president Jamie Baillie is considering a run.