Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Seven Potential Candidates Eyeing B.C. Liberal Leadership Bid: Rich Coleman

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Seven Potential Candidates Eyeing B.C. Liberal Leadership Bid: Rich Coleman

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B.C. Liberal interim leader speculates on new boss

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The interim leader of the B.C. Liberal Party says while no one has officially declared they will seek the party's top job, several high profile candidates appear interested.

Rich Coleman says Mike Bernier, Todd Stone, Mike de Jong and Andrew Wilkinson, all former cabinet ministers in B.C.'s previous Liberal government, have been considering their chances.

Coleman also says Conservative member of Parliament Dianne Watts, two-term Liberal MLA Sam Sullivan and newly elected Vancouver-Langara Liberal Michael Lee are all mulling leadership bids.

He says all seven potential candidates have been approaching the caucus and the business community as they gauge support for a bid and begin to raise money.

Leadership of the B.C. Liberal Party became vacant in August when former premier Christy Clark stepped down as leader and the member for Kelowna-West. …

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