Senator Elizabeth Marshall hasn't decided if she will seek the leadership of Newfoundland and Labrador's Progressive Conservative party.
Officials at her office in Ottawa said Wednesday that it's too early for the former Newfoundland and Labrador MHA to say if she'll make a leadership bid.
They said Marshall, 59, probably won't make a final decision until January.
Marshall was a member of the provincial house of assembly for more than six years before to being appointed to the senate Feb. 1.
Marshall was the province's auditor general for 10 years prior to her election as a member of the house of assembly in 2003.
She represented the district of Topsail, near St. John's.
Marshall was Newfoundland and Labrador's health minister until she quit the province's cabinet in September 2004 because she disagreed with Premier Danny Williams's management style.
At the time, Marshall said Williams made decisions involving her department without consulting or notifying her.
Williams decided to provide more money to end a Victorian Order of Nurses strike in Corner Brook, western Newfoundland, without consulting her.