A veteran Liberal member of the New Brunswick legislature has been chosen as the party’s interim leader.
Denis Landry was first elected in 1995 and has served as a minister in a number of portfolios.
He will lead the official Opposition until the party holds a leadership convention on June 22 in Saint John.
Former premier Brian Gallant announced his intention to resign in November after his party failed to form a minority government in the weeks following the tight Sept. 24 provincial election.
Rene Ephestion, who leads the New Brunswick Liberal Multicultural Inclusion Commission, has announced plans to seek the leadership.
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Former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers is also seen as a potential candidate.
Vickers is retiring next month as Canada’s ambassador to Ireland, and has said he won’t offer any comment on a possible political bid until he returns to New Brunswick.