The rumours persist, but provincial Liberal leader Yvonne Jones has again denied rumours that she will step down as the leader of the party before the provincial election in October. There have been rumours for many months that Jones would quit and businessman Dean MacDonald would take over leadership – however both said yesterday that those rumours were not true. “It’s just a bad rumour,” MacDonald told CBC News. “I mean there is an election coming up in 90 days, and as a Liberal I will be helping Yvonne in any way I can in terms of candidates, fundraising and all the things that go on with an election. A lot of work [has] to be done in a short period of time.” MacDonald said he is interested in being Liberal leader at some point in the future, but because of business commitments, it was not the right time. Perhaps after the Liberals lose the next election?