It looks like there will be a race for the NDP leadership. MHA Gerry Rogers is the only one so far to announce her candidacy, but VOCM News has learned that economics professor Alison Coffin has confirmed that she is being encouraged to join the race and is giving serious consideration to running for the party’s top job.
Coffin ran unsuccessfully for the Waterford Valley district in the last provincial election.
Former leader Lorraine Michael took over the reigns after the sudden resignation of Earle McCurdy, who had been leading the party without having a seat in the House of Assembly.
The leadership convention takes place in April.