Some party members have suggested he run for the leadership, Mulcair told reporters in Montreal in remarks broadcast on the RDI television network. He said he needs a few weeks to make a final decision.
Layton died Aug. 22 after leading the NDP to its best ever election result in May, which saw it become the largest opposition group in Parliament. In a letter written just before his death, Layton asked the party to name a new leader early next year.
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