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NBLA Launched Nomination Process For Vacant MLA Seats

By Tara Clow Feb 2, 2023 | 12:41 PM

Susan Holt is leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party. Image: Submitted

Preparations are underway for upcoming by-elections to elect three new MLAs.

The Dieppe Liberal Association will hold a nominating convention on February 25th, as they look to fill a seat vacated by Roger Melanson last October.

It will be a virtual-hybrid style convention.

The deadline for nomination papers to the NBLA  is February 14th at 4:30 pm.

“We urge the Premier to call these three by-elections as soon as possible to ensure all New Brunswickers are represented in the Legislature without further delay. During the fall Legislative session, our Liberal caucus passed a bill closing the loophole that the Higgs government previously used to leave two ridings vacant for over a year,” Liberal Leader Susan Holt says.

The other two vacant seats are in Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint Isidore and in Restigouche-Chaleur.

Premier Blaine Higgs is expected to announce dates for the byelections when the Legislature resumes next month.


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