Just when you thought you were safe from politics and elections, yet another one is looming before us. The date for the by-election to fill the vacancy caused by the sudden death of Gord Brown as Member of Parliament for this riding has been announced: Elections Canada has declared that the federal by-election will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018.
As reported in last week’s Times, candidates for three of the political parties have already been chosen. One of them, Michael Barrett of the Conservative Party, has already rented his office space on Clothier Street.
In addition to Michael Barrett, Michelle Taylor is running for the NDP, and Mary Jean McFall for the Liberals. Lorraine Rekmans has been chosen once again to represent the Green Party of Canada.
Make sure you’re registered to vote: to check, electors can visit elections.ca/register or call us at 1-800-463-6868. Unregistered electors can register at an Elections Canada office in Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, or at their polling place just before they vote. They can also call 1-800-463-6868.
Yes, we’re not finished with election signs, flyers and meetings just yet.