Bloc Québécois to elect new leader in May

The Bloc Quebecois will select a new leader in May. The sovereigntist party must find a replacement Daniel Paillé, who stepped down last month for health reasons.

Party to find a replacement for Daniel Paillé who stepped down last month

Bloc Québécois leader Daniel Paillé says he will be giving up his post for a more quiet, and predictable life following recent health problems. (CBC)

The Bloc Québécois will select a new leader in May.

The sovereigntist party must find a replacement Daniel Paillé​, who stepped down last month for health reasons.

The Bloc is looking to bounce back after a poor showing in the 2011 election and now has only four MPs in Ottawa.

The party says it will choose its new chief at a convention from May 23 to 25 in Rimouski, Que.

Details of the leadership race will be determined at a party meeting on Feb. 22.

So far, two Bloc MPs, Andre Bellavance and Jean-Francois Fortin, have shown interest in the post.