British Columbia

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

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

Vacant ridings of Vancouver East and Coquitlam-Burke Mountain up for grabs

Jenny Kwan's former Vancouver East seat in the provincial legislature will be up for grabs in a Feb. 2 byelection. (CBC)

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 Democratic Party 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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