February 22, 2010
Acting Premier Announces Date for
By-Election in District of Topsail
The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale,
Acting Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today
announced that the by-election in the District of
Topsail will be held Tuesday, March 16.
"I am pleased to announce that on
March 16 the constituents in the District of Topsail
will have the opportunity to vote for new representation
in the House of Assembly," said Acting Premier
Dunderdale. "We look forward to an energetic campaign by
all involved and I encourage all residents in the
District of Topsail to participate in this democratic
process and to vote on March 16."
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 Elizabeth
Marshall was appointed to the Senate on January 29.
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