‘Not for me’

In an interview with the CBC, Olivia Chow says she won’t seek the NDP leadership.

“We have a lot of capable people that can be leader. That’s not my role,” she said in her first interview since her husband’s death, conducted at the site of the couple’s marriage on Toronto Island. “I will continue the work that needs to be done in the House of Commons and pushing a public transit bill, a national one. And I will continue doing that kind of work. But leader, not for me.”

When asked by Mansbridge whether she would resist any attempt to convince her to run, Chow shook her head and replied: “Drafting? No.”

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