Some Local Tories Promoting Clarke for Party Leadership
A drive to get Regional Mayor Cecil Clarke to run for the Provincial Tory leadership is gaining traction.
A website, draftcecil.ca, was launched yesterday by a group of Progressive Conservatives who say Clarke’s experience as Mayor, and as a PC MLA and Cabinet Minister, would make him a good party leader and Premier.
Clarke says he’s still concentrating on the port and other municipal priorities.
Jamie Baillie announced a month ago he’s stepping down as leader, and the only leadership contender so far is Pictou East MLA and Tory Finance Critic Tim Houston.