McKenna is out – won't lead Liberals

My colleague Robert Fife is reporting that Frank McKenna will not run to lead the Liberal Party of Canada. McKenna had announced last week that he would resign his post as Canada’s Ambassador to the United States. McKenna had been appointed, of course, by the Paul Martin government and, with Stephen Harper taking over as Prime Minister next week, McKenna thought he would be less effective as ambassador.

McKenna is a former premier of New Brunswick and was widely seen as the front runner to replace Martin, who annnounced on election night he was going to step down.


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