Niagara West—Glanbrook and Ottawa-Vanier will have new representation after byelections in those regions on Thursday.
The Progressive Conservatives will hope to replace Tim Hudak with another of one of their own, Sam Oosterhoff.
Hudak vacated the position to take on the CEO post with the Ontario Real Estate Board, after a failed PC leadership campaign in 2014.
The Liberal candidate in Niagara is Vicki Ringuette, while the New Democrat running is former Hamilton police officer Mike Thomas.
That riding vacated Madeleine Meilleur who resigned after 25 years of politics.
Marin’s opponent, civil liberties lawyer Nathalie Des Rosiers, has admitted that rising electricity rates have been a sticking point in fighting for support in the riding.
In September, the Liberals hoped to qwell anger over high rates by offering a rebate on electricity bills that is equal to the provincial portion (8%) of the harmonized sales tax (HST), starting in January.
The Energy rates coupled with the general declining popularity of Premier Kathleen Wynne, could give the PC’s a legitimate shot at winning a riding that’s to be considered out of reach.
The NDP candidate in Ottawa-Vanier is Claude Bisson, brother of the party’s house leader in the legislature, Gilles Bisson.