Veteran Regina Liberal MP Ralph Goodale says he's now reconsidering a bid for the leadership of the federal party.
The former finance minister said just after the Jan. 23 election that he wasn't interested in the job.
But on Friday, Goodale said he's changed his mind after people inside and outside the party asked him to run. Goodale said his final decision will depend on the rules for the upcoming campaign.
The party's top job opened up on election night, when defeated prime minister Paul Martin announced he would step down as Liberal leader. The day after, Goodale said he didn't want the job.
Goodale, who retained his Wascana seat in the election, told reporters it was a tough and demanding role and that it simply wasn't on his "to-do list."
The party's national executive announced Sunday that the party will vote for a new leader during a convention Dec. 2-3 in Montreal.
The only declared candidate so far is Martha Hall Findlay, a Toronto lawyer and business consultant.
Other potential candidates include two Conservatives-turned-Liberals, Ontario MP Belinda Stronach and Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison.
Bob Rae, the former NDP premier of Ontario, is contemplating a bid, as is Michael Ignatieff, an academic, intellectual and author who quit his professorship at Harvard University to win a Liberal seat in Toronto in the January general election.