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Trudeau calls byelection in York-Simcoe

Bradford West Gwillimbury will have new MP after vote in February. Longtime MP Peter Van Loan retired from politics last fall, leaving the seat vacant
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Residents of Bradford West Gwillimbury will officially have a new MP on Feb. 25.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a byelection for the York-Simcoe riding, which was left vacant last fall after longtime MP Peter Van Loan retired from politics to join a Toronto law firm as a partner.

Scot Davidson, an entrepreneur from Sutton, won the Conservative Party of Canada nomination in October to represent the riding in the interim.

Shaun Tanaka, a former professor, is the Liberal candidate running in the byelection.

Jessa McLean, a workers’ rights activist, is the NDP candidate.

Trudeau also called byelections for the ridings of Burnaby South, B.C., and Outremont, Que.


Jenni Dunning

About the Author: Jenni Dunning

Jenni Dunning is an editor and reporter who covers news in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
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