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Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus registers to run for NDP leader

The name Charlie Angus is listed on the Elections Canada website as a registered candidate to the be the next federal NDP leader, but the Timmins-James Bay MP says he has yet to decide to throw his hat into the ring.

Party to choose new leader in October and hold leadership debate in Sudbury May 27

Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus has registered as an NDP leadership candidate with Elections Canada, but says he still hasn't decided to run or not. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

The name Charlie Angus is listed on the Elections Canada website as a registered candidate to be the next federal NDP leader, but the Timmins-James Bay MP says he has yet to decide to throw his hat into the ring.

The 54-year-old posted on his Facebook page Thursday night that he will make his decision soon.

The Elections Canada site shows that he registered as a candidate to replace Tom Mulcair on Feb. 20. Fellow MP Peter Julian is the only other contestant officially in the race.

The well-known musician and author, who was first elected as an MP in 2004, has been publicly musing about a leadership attempt since stepping down as caucus chair in November.

July 3 is the deadline for candidates to get their name on the ballot for the NDP convention and leadership vote in October.

Before then, a series of debates is scheduled across the country, including May 27 in Sudbury.

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