BROCKVILLE – It’s going to be a five week flurry of campaigning across Leeds-Grenville.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the long-awaited by-election in the electoral riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes for Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.
Trudeau made the announcement today (Sunday), facing a Wednesday deadline.
The by-election is to fill the seat left empty after Conservative MP Gord Brown died of a heart attack earlier this year.
Running are Michael Barrett for the Conservatives, Mary Jean McFall for the Liberals, New Democrat Michelle Taylor and Green Party candidate Lorraine Rekmans.
Editor’s note: This story has been corrected from an earlier version to show Lorraine Rekmans is the Green Party candidate, not Derek Morley as earlier reported.