Ontario byelections called for Nov. 17, next provincial election expected June 2018

TORONTO — Two provincial byelections have been called for Nov. 17 to fill vacant seats in the Ottawa-Vanier and Niagara-West Glanbrook ridings, as Ontario announced it’s moving to set the next provincial election for June 2018.

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.

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