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Province Announces Byelection Set for July 17 in St. Boniface

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201861 Views

Premier Brian Pallister today announced that a byelection for the provincial constituency of St. Boniface will be held on Tuesday, July 17.

This is the second byelection called under legislation introduced in 2016 to ensure byelections to fill a vacancy in the legislature would be called within 180 days.

“Under the previous administration, Manitobans in vacated ridings sometimes waited close to a year to elect a new representative,” said Pallister.  “Democratically elected representation is the cornerstone of our parliamentary government and this government will ensure that vacancies will be filled in a timely fashion.”

The vacancy in St. Boniface was created by the resignation of former premier Greg Selinger on March 7.

The necessary documents providing for the July 17 byelection were signed and issued today.

Nominations in the constituency will officially close on July 3.  On voting day, polls will remain open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Advance polls will be open from July 5 to 12.

There are currently 39 Progressive Conservatives, 12 New Democrats, three Liberals, two independents and one vacant seat in the Manitoba legislature.

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For more information:

  • Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
  • Media requests for general information, contact Communications Services Manitoba: 204-945-3765.
  • Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-945-4916.


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