Manitoba

Leaderless Liberals choose to stay that way until October convention

The Manitoba Liberal Party's board of directors has decided not to appoint an interim leader while awaiting the outcome of the Oct. 21 leadership convention in Winnipeg.

Party's 3 members of the Manitoba legislature all running for leadership

Liberal Jon Gerrard introduces Judy Klassen as interim leader in October. She stepped down earlier in June and is running against Gerrard for the leadership. (CBC News )

Manitoba Liberals will be leaderless until October.

The party's board of directors has decided not to appoint an interim leader while awaiting the outcome of the Oct. 21 leadership convention in Winnipeg.

MLA Cindy Lamoureux is also running to become the next leader of the Manitoba Liberals. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)
Judy Klassen, one of three Liberal legislature members, was serving as interim leader but stepped down earlier this month to run for the permanent post.

Her two caucus colleagues, Cindy Lamoureux and Jon Gerrard, are also running for leader, as is communications consultant Dougald Lamont.

Liberal president Paul Brault will serve as the party's spokesperson until the October convention.

Communications consultant Dougald Lamont is also running for the Manitoba Liberal leadership. (CBC)
The Manitoba New Democrats are also searching for a new leader and will make their choice in September. MLA Flor Marcelino is the NDP interim leader.

Both parties saw their former leaders step down after the April 2016 provincial election when the Progressive Conservatives swept into power with the biggest Manitoba majority government in a century.

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