OTTAWA - Bob Rae says he'll decide by the end of this month whether to try turning his gig as interim Liberal leader into a permanent job.
When Rae took on the interim post a year ago, the party's national executive made him promise he wouldn't use it as a launching pad to run for permanent leader.
But there's been a change in membership on the executive since then and current members are widely expected to release Rae from that commitment next week.
They're also expected to give a more precise idea of when the next leader will be chosen.
At the moment, the party has agreed only that a leadership convention should be held sometime between March 1 and June 30, 2013.
The party has been without a permanent leader since Michael Ignatieff resigned last May immediately after leading the once-mighty party to its most disastrous election showing in history.