What happens when you throw a leadership contest and no one shows up?
Bloc faces growing pressure to delay choosing Duceppe replacement
There is growing pressure within the Bloc Québécois to delay choosing a permanent successor to former leader Gilles Duceppe.
The leading contender to replace Mr. Duceppe has told a Montreal newspaper he is dropping out of the contest, saying the party needs more time to reflect on its losses in the last election.
Former MP Pierre Paquette had been the first to declare his intention to run for the party's leadership, but now says the Bloc hasn't thought hard enough about what happened May 2.
Current Bloc MP Maria Mourani agrees that the timeline to find Mr. Duceppe's replacement is too tight.
It used to be said that Gilles Duceppe had the easiest job in Ottawa. He got up, demanded more money for Quebec, sat down, and collected his government of Canada pension. Nothing to it. Fifty seats every election, guaranteed.
Now, there doesn't appear to be a single person out there who wants to job.
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