May 7, 2018 •
By-Election to be Held for MP Gordon Brown’s seat for Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
On May 7, Elections Canada announced a by-election for the House of Commons will be held for the seat for Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes (Ontario).
The seat was held by MP Gordon Brown, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack on May 2.
On May 3, Stéphane Perrault, Acting Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, received official notice from the Speaker of the House of Commons that the seat was vacant.
Canadian law requires the date of this by-election be announced between May 14, 2018, and October 30, 2018, which will signal the start of the by-election period.
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