PC Leader Hugh McFadyen to Resign July 30

Progressive Conservative party leader Hugh McFadyen (SAMANTA KATZ / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba Progressive Conservative leader Hugh McFadyen will call it quits on July 30.

The MLA for Fort Whyte previously announced he would no longer lead the party after last October’s provincial election.

McFadyen will return to the private sector as a principal at the consulting firm DFH Public Affairs Ltd. in Calgary.

“I want to take this opportunity once again to thank everyone who has supported me in my time as leader. It has been a privilege to lead this great Party,” McFadyen said in a statement. “I also want to thank the voters of the Fort Whyte constituency for their support. It has been an honour to represent them in the Manitoba Legislature.”

An interim leader will assume power as selected from the Manitoba PC Caucus.

Premier Greg Selinger will decide when a by-election in the constituency of Fort Whyte will be called, which has to be within a year from McFadyen’s departure.

Tory candidate Brian Pallister is the front-runner to succeed McFadyen.


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