That "better mayor" would be his former boss Chow, just in case there was any doubt.
The national director job won't stay vacant for long, however.
The federal council is scheduled to get together on April 6th to select his replacement.
According to party sources, names being bandied include, as well as Rotman's second-in-command Chantal Vallerand, former party president Rebecca Blaikie, campaign adviser Anne McGrath and party leader Tom Mulcair's principal secretary Karl Belanger.
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