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Manitoba's Progressive Conservatives will elect a new leader Oct. 27, 2012 in Winnipeg to take over for Hugh McFadyen.
The party's executive council chose the date at a meeting today at the Fort Garry Hotel. The selection process will be one-member, one-vote — and will be open to all members of the provincial Conservative party.
A site for the leadership convention has still to be chosen. Procedures to accommodate live voting in rural areas of the province will also be organized.
The fall date means McFadyen will continue to serve as the party's leader until the new leader is elected. The issue of McFadyen staying on never came up during the meeting.
So far, three people have said they're thinking about running; former MP and MLA Brian Pallister, MLA Heather Stefanson and Winnipeg South MP Rod Bruinooge.
McFadyen said on election night he'd step down as leader following the party's disappointing results at the polls. The Tories came out of the Oct. 4 with the same number of seats — 19 — they had going in to the election although they did increase their popular vote.