Annual Frank McKenna Won't Run Post: 2008 Edition
OTTAWA — Frank McKenna announced today that he will not be a candidate for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada.
“Although I have been deeply moved by expressions of support for me from across the country, I have not been persuaded to change my long-standing resolve to exit public life for good. My only regret is that I cannot honour the expectations of friends and supporters who have shown enormous loyalty to me,” the former New Brunswick premier said in a statement.
“The challenge of winning the leadership, restoring the health of the Liberal Party and returning a Liberal majority government requires a longer time commitment than I am prepared to make. There will be an ample number of well-qualified candidates to do this important work.”
So, for those keeping track, that leaves us with:
Martha Hall Findlay
Taking a Pass
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