The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier
of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced that the
by-election in the district of The Straits-White Bay
North will be held Tuesday, October 27.
"I am pleased to announce that on
October 27 the constituents in the district of The
Straits-White Bay North will have the opportunity to
vote for new representation in the House of Assembly,"
said Premier Williams. "The district has had tremendous
representation in the past, and will now welcome a new
member to be their voice in the provincial legislature."
The Williams� Government amended the
House of Assembly Act in 2004 to ensure
by-elections are announced within 60 days and conducted
within 90 days of vacancy. The seat was vacated when
Trevor Taylor announced his resignation on September 24.
"Selecting a MHA is an important task
and I encourage all residents in the district to
participate in the democratic process and get out and
vote on October 27," added Premier Williams. "We look
forward to welcoming a new MHA to the House of Assembly
to represent the constituents of The Straits-White Bay
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