A third byelection
There's another job opening in Quebec, if you want to be a member of Parliament.
Bloc MP Michel Gauthier, the man who (briefly) succeeded Lucien Bouchard as BQ leader in 1996, formally resigned his seat this past Sunday. Gauthier, 57, has been recovering from surgery and had already said he would not be running again.
That leaves the door open for the prime minister now to call a third byelection in Quebec this summer.
It's expected that Stephen Harper will send voters in Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean to the polls on the same day as the other two byelections in Outremont and Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot, on Monday, Sept. 17.
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