FREDERICTON—New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says he will hold out until eventually March in advance of placing the date for a pair of byelections in the province.
There are vacancies in the ridings of St. Croix and Shediac Bay-Dieppe adhering to the loss of life of Progressive Conservative Greg Thompson and the resignation of Liberal Brian Gallant.
There experienced been speculation by opposition get-togethers that the minority Tory governing administration may choose for a normal election alternatively than the byelections, but Higgs claims he’ll simply call for a vote in the two ridings.
He states the byelections will be set for the exact day.
Meantime, immediately after weeks of expressing he needed to wait until the future provincial election, Liberal Leader Kevin Vickers just lately reported he will run in Shediac Bay-Dieppe when the byelection is called.
Vickers was acclaimed as Liberal leader in April.
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