Premier Kathy Dunderdale has announced that a byelection will be held in Carbonear-Harbour Grace on Nov. 26.
Premier Kathy Dunderdale and Jerome Kennedy speak to reporters at Confederation Building when Kennedy announced his resignation from politics in October.. — File photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
“I am pleased to announce that the residents of the District of Carbonear-Harbour Grace will have the opportunity on Nov. 26 to elect their representative in the House of Assembly,” said Dunderdale. “I encourage all residents eligible to vote to participate in the democratic process and to provide their input into who will take on the important role of being their representative in the legislature.”
The House of Assembly Act was amended in 2004 to ensure byelections are announced within 60 days and conducted within 90 days of a vacancy. The Carbonear-Harbour Grace seat was vacated by former finance minister Jerome Kennedy on Oct. 2, 2013. Kennedy decided to leave politics and return to practising law.