Friday, November 28th4.2°C
24124
22916

Bloc Quebecois to pick new leader

The Bloc Quebecois will select a new leader in May.

The sovereigntist party must find a replacement Daniel Paille, who stepped down last month for health reasons.

The Bloc is looking to bounce back after a poor showing in the 2011 election and now has only four MPs in Ottawa.

The party says it will choose its new chief at a convention from May 23 to 25 in Rimouski, Que.

Details of the leadership race will be determined at a party meeting on Feb. 22.

So far, two Bloc MPs, Andre Bellavance et Jean-Francois Fortin, have shown interest in the post.

The Canadian Press

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.



Read more Canada News

23854


Recent Trending



23744

22970


22911

24043






Member of BC Press Council


24162