Ontario byelections called for Nov. 17 in Ottawa-Vanier, Niagara-West Glanbrook ridings

Ontario byelections called for Nov. 17 in Ottawa-Vanier, Niagara-West Glanbrook ridings

TORONTO — Two provincial byelections have been called for Nov. 17 to fill vacant seats in the Ottawa-Vanier and Niagara-West Glanbrook ridings.Word of the byelections first came from former provincial ombudsman Andre Marin, the Progressive Conservative candidate in Ottawa-Vanier, who posted the date in a tweet — then quickly removed it — before the official announcement by Elections Ontario. Story continues below

READ MORE: Ontario byelection: Raymond Cho, PCs win Scarborough-Rouge RiverPremier Kathleen Wynne called the Ottawa-Vanier byelection to replace former attorney general Madeleine Meilleur, who quit the long-held Liberal seat last summer.The Niagara-West Glanbrook seat was vacated by former Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak, who resigned last month.READ MORE: Former provincial ombudsman Andre Marin to run for Ontario PC Party in Ottawa byelectionIt’s not the first time a byelection date came from a candidate instead of Elections Ontario.It was the Liberal candidate in Scarborough-Rouge River who first announced that byelection would be held Sept. 1.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

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