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To run or not to run; Clarke to announce PC leadership participation decision on Saturday

Cecil Clarke
Cecil Clarke - Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY — The level and scope of Cecil Clarke’s participation in the upcoming Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party leadership campaign will be made official on Saturday.
A message on MLA Alfie MacLeod’s Facebook page entitled ‘We have big news’ points to a Saturday event at the North Sydney Fireman’s Club where Clarke will announce his decision.
The message states that hundreds of Tories from across the province will be on hand to hear his big news.
The message does not indicate one way or the other if Clarke will throw his hat into the leadership ring.
The current mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality has long been speculated as potential candidate for the now vacant leadership post.
Clarke was asked about his potential involvement in the leadership race in November.
At that time, he didn’t say no.
“What I’m interested in is finishing what we started and that is the port of Sydney and realizing the economic opportunities that I’ve committed to, what council has committed to,” Clarke said during a media scrum at Centre 200 for the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
In December, Clarke told the Post he was seriously considering running for the leadership of the PC party. 
Saturday’s event is scheduled for 1-3 p.m.
More to come.

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