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WINNIPEG — A man who quit the Manitoba Liberals after being suspended says he is considering a run at becoming party leader.
Harry Wolbert’s party membership was suspended when he and a colleague leaked details of a possible merger with the Manitoba Greens.
He says his chances of running are “better than 50-50.”
He would be the third Liberal to express an interest in the leadership race to succeed Jon Gerrard, who officially announced his resignation this spring. Gerrard is remaining as interim leader until the provincial Liberals choose his successor in early fall 2013.
In recent weeks, business consultant Robert Young and Toronto-based lobbyist Ajay Chopra, who was born and raised in Winnipeg, have also expressed an interest in the Liberal post.
Wolbert said his suspension was to last until the end of December. After the disciplinary measure was announced, he quit the party on March 5. He said he still has a lot of friends and supporters within the Liberal fold.
Wolbert also made headlines during last fall’s provincial election campaign when as a candidate for St. Vital and a party board member, he mused that the Liberals might be wiped off the political map.
» Winnipeg Free Press