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Ches Crosbie running in Windsor Lake byelection

Ches Crosbie speaks to supporters and reporters at his campaign launch Tuesday, where he officially announced he is running for the Progressive Conservative party leadership. He also revealed that 24 years ago he was convicted of refusing the breathalyzer while drinking and driving.
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Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie says he will run in the upcoming byelection in the district of Windsor Lake, which is being vacated by fromer finance minister Cathy Bennett.

“I am proud to announce that I will be running as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the upcoming Windsor Lake byelection. I have already begun organizing my local campaign team, and am looking forward to continuing to meet with the people of the district and seek their support in the weeks ahead,” Crosbie said in a news release.

“I am excited to bring forth a positive vision to the people of Windsor Lake, and to outline my plan to reverse the high-tax Liberal economic agenda, address rising energy costs, and restore public confidence in our democracy.”

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Bennett announced Monday that she will be vacating the seat as of Aug. 21, triggering this byelection.

“I would like to thank outgoing MHA Cathy Bennett for her service to the people of our province, including the residents of Windsor Lake. I wish her well as she returns to the private sector.” Crosbie saod.

Crosbie said Premier Dwight Ball should immediately set a date for this upcoming byelection.

“It is important to me that all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador are represented in our legislature as fully as possible,” Crosbie said. 

“That is why I am asking Premier Ball to not delay choosing a date for this election, and to ensure that this seat is not vacant for any longer than it needs to be. I am prepared for this byelection to occur at the earliest possible opportunity.”

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