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Ald. McIver says he’ll announce political plans by April 21

Politics One way or another, Calgary will know his political intentions by the end of April.

Politics One way or another, Calgary will know his political intentions by the end of April.

Widely rumoured to be making a run at the mayor’s chair this October, Ward 12 Ald. Ric McIver told Metro Thursday that by the end of the day April 21 — the evening he’s holding a $150-a-ticket block party fundraiser — Calgarians will have a clear picture of the political path he’ll follow.

“By the time that day is finished, my intentions will be known,” he said.

“It won’t be any later than that, anyways.”

Though McIver didn’t indicate which path — alderman or mayor — he would take, subtle signals on his block party invite may signal bigger things to come.

When asked about phrases like: “Join Ric McIver — Launch a new vision for Calgary” and on the Facebook invite, “you’ll want to be there,” McIver was as coy as he’s ever been on the topic of his political future.

“You can surmise what you please out of that,” McIver said.

Paul Hughes and Jon Lord are the only officially declared mayoral candidates, though rumours of aldermen Bob Hawkesworth and Joe Connelly, among others, are also gaining steam.