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Elliott to join Tory leadership race:reports

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Christine Elliott — the widow of former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty — has called a news conference for Wednesday amid reports she'll be taking another shot at leading Ontario's Progressive Conservatives.

Several media reports say Elliott plans to announce that she's entering the race to succeed Tim Hudak, who will be stepping down as PC leader when the legislature resumes on July 2.

A spokeswoman for Elliot would not confirm the reports, saying only that the Tory member of the legislature would make an announcement Wednesday morning.

Elliott finished third when Hudak won the Tory leadership race in 2009.

Flaherty failed in bids in 2002 and 2004 to lead the Ontario Tories.

Her name was put forward as a possible favourite to replace Hudak after he announced he was stepping down following the crushing defeat of his party in the June 12 election.

Elliott is deputy leader of the party and has served as critic for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Mental Health Reform.

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