Voters in Ottawa-Vanier and Niagara-West Glanbrook ridings will be heading to the polls on November 17th.
The Ontario Liberals called for the two byelections to fill vacant seats, one to replace former attorney general Madeleine Meilleur, who quit the long-held Liberal seat in Ottawa-Vanier last summer, and the other, Niagara-West Glanbrook vacated by former Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak who resigned last month.
Candidates in the high profile Ottawa-Vanier riding include:
- NDP candiaidte Claude Bisson, a former RCMP executive whose brother Gilles is a northern Ontario NDP MPP
- Nathalie DesRosiers, a University of Ottawa law school dean, running for the Liberals
- André Marin, the province’s former ombudsman, running for the Progressive Conservatives
Winners in November could potentially be in those seats for a short period of time as the Wynne government has made it known they want the next provincial election on June 7, 2018. At present, it’s still earmarked for the fall of 2018.
Revved the engine a little too soon – heard that the by-election had been called and am excited to get going! Vroom!
— André Marin (@Ont_AndreMarin) October 19, 2016