Thomas Mulcair may be on his way out of politics.
In an interview with Montreal’s La Presse newspaper, the Interim-NDP leader said it was unlikely he would run for MP in his riding of Outremont again.
An NDP staffer confirmed Mulcair’s comment to Global News Sunday morning, but said it would be up to Mulcair to provide the reasoning behind the decision.
Mulcair was named interim leader of the party in April after failing to gain enough support to continue as the permanent leader during the national party convention.
Mulcair has been head of the NDP since 2012. He was official leader of the Opposition before losing that status when Justin Trudeau and the Liberals took power following the federal election in October 2015.
In the interview with La Presse, Mulcair said he remains convinced he had a substantial effect on ending the “reign of the Conservatives of Stephen Harper.”
The NDP’s Federal Council will hold it’s first meeting later Sunday to figure out the details of the pending party leadership race.
(Rebecca Joseph, Global News)