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January 8, 2001
(Executive Council)


Premier announces date for by-elections

Premier Beaton Tulk today announced that by-elections for the district of The Straits and White Bay North and the district of St. Barbe will be held on January 30. These by-elections are necessary to fill vacancies created by the resignations of Brian Tobin and Charles Furey.

"It�s time to move forward to ensure that these districts have representation," said Premier Tulk. "We are looking forward to welcoming two new members into the House of Assembly and I urge people in the districts of The Straits and White Bay North and St. Barbe to come out and vote."

According to legislation, a by-election must be called within three months of the effective date of a vacancy.

Media contact: Paula Dyke, Premier�s Office, (709) 729-3960

2001 01 08                      12:30 p.m.

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