TORONTO - Progressive Conservative Peter Shurman says he's not planning to run for the leadership of the party.

He says there are a number of people who want to do it, and suggested that he may be too old for the job.

The 61-year-old former broadcaster says it's a 10-year commitment to win the leadership and then get the chance to govern Ontario as premier.

Shurman says he wasn't deterred by reports that his colleague Tim Hudak is already the frontrunner and has a lot of party support.

Hudak hasn't formally announced whether he'll run for the top job, but Elizabeth Witmer says she'll consider a bid and Frank Klees is widely expected to run as well.

Conservatives are expected to name an interim leader to replace John Tory on March 23, and pick a new leader in late June.