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.