B.C. premier calls byelections to replace 2 Metro Vancouver MLAs

By The Canadian Press
January 5, 2016 - 2:27pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has called two byelections for Feb. 2 to replace members of the legislature who ran for federal office.

Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA Jenny Kwan left her post on July 8 last year to run as the New Democrat candidate in Vancouver East.

Liberal MLA Doug Horne vacated the Coquitlam-Burke Mountain seat in August to run for the Conservatives in the October federal election.

Kwan won but Horne lost to a Liberal candidate.

Under the law, a byelection must be called within six months after the Chief Electoral Officer has been notified that the seat is vacant.

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