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Ex-Bloc leader Mario Beaulieu says he won’t run for the top job again

Beaulieu was party leader for one tumultuous year before handing the reins to Gilles Duceppe.


 

OTTAWA – Former Bloc Quebecois leader Mario Beaulieu says he won’t seek the sovereignist party’s top job a second time.

Beaulieu made it official today after suggesting just a few days ago another leadership run might interest him.

He was party leader for one tumultuous year — between June 2014 and June 2015 — before handing the reins to Gilles Duceppe.

The announcement comes as the Bloc prepares for a general council meeting on Saturday in Trois-Rivieres, Que.

The party has not finalized a date for selecting a new leader and fellow MP Rheal Fortin is filling the role on an interim basis.

Beaulieu is MP for the Montreal riding of La Pointe-de-l’Ile.


 

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