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A By-election Will Take Place in Nanaimo–Ladysmith

News Release

A By-election Will Take Place in Nanaimo–Ladysmith

Gatineau, Tuesday, January 8, 2019

  • On Monday, January 7, 2019, the Chief Electoral Officer, Stéphane Perrault, received official notice from the Speaker of the House of Commons that the seat for Nanaimo–Ladysmith (British Columbia) is vacant. A by-election will take place to fill the vacant seat.
  • The date of the by-election must be announced between January 18 and July 6, 2019. This announcement signals the start of the by-election period.
  • The by-election must be held on a Monday, at least 36 days after the day on which the by-election is announced. Therefore, the earliest date that the Nanaimo–Ladysmith by-election can be held is Monday, February 25, 2019.
  • The Canada Elections Act does not prescribe a maximum length of time for a by-election period.
  • See a list of all vacant seats in the House of Commons since the 2015 general election.

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