Christy Clark mentioned to replace Harper as Conservative leader
B.C. Premier Christy Clark responds to a reporters question during the closing press conference following Canada's premiers meeting in Ottawa on January 30, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press)
Premier Christy Clark is among those whose names are being mentioned as possibilities to replace Stephen Harper as Conservative leader.
The party announced in a statement that Harper will remain an MP in Calgary but is stepping down as leader following his election loss to Liberal Justin Trudeau.
While it's very early in the process, former cabinet minister Jason Kenney is the name mentioned most prominently as a possible candidate.
Other potential contenders include Clark, as well as MP's Kellie Leitch, Tony Clement and Lisa Raitt.