While rumours are swirling about who will officially put their name forward to lead the PC Party once Paul Davis steps down, there were no formal announcements at this weekend’s PC AGM in Gander. VOCM’s David Maher reports.
While no one has officially put their name in the hat, some Tory mainstays have yet to rule out a run.
Keith Hutchings, David Brazil, and Sandy Collins have said they’re weighing their options. Steve Kent issued an email to supporters, expressing his strong interest in entering the race. Kent came in third in the last PC Leadership convention. He says he’s interested, but it’s too early to say anything for certain.
He says the rules and timing aren’t known. He says the focus for the party has to be preparing to defeat the Liberals in the next election.
Lawyer Ches Crosbie, son of long-time Tory John Crosbie, says whoever the next leader is, there’s an appetite for a new face.
He says there’s a great spirit in the party about renewal in the future. He says there’s a feeling that the next leader needs to not have baggage from previous administrations, and he says that he himself just may qualify for that.