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Copps considering Liberal party presidency

Former deputy PM will make decision by summer’s end

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Sheila Copps says she’s been doing some “serious research” into running for president of the Liberal Party of Canada. The former Hamilton East MP and deputy prime minister says she’s already spoken with Bob Rae about the job. Copps says she will decide whether to put her name in for candidacy at the January 2012 convention by the end of the summer. Copps held her federal seat for 20 years, from 1984 to 2004. The outspoken political veteran says given the Liberals’ third party status, “it’s time for people to step up to the plate and either put up or shut up.”

The Hamilton Spectator

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