Prime Minister announces by-election in B.C.’s Nanaimo–Ladysmith

PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday announced that a by-election will be held on May 6 in the electoral district of Nanaimo–Ladysmith in B.C.

The NDP’s Sheila Malcolmson, who formerly held the riding, had resigned in January to run successfully in a provincial by-election in the riding of Nanaimo.

The Liberal candidate will be Port of Nanaimo Chair Michelle Corfield, the Conservative candidate will be financial manager John Hirst and the Green Party’s candidate will be Paul Manly.

Jennifer Clarke will be the candidate for the People’s Party of Canada. She lost the Conservative nomination to Hirst.

The NDP has yet to announce its candidate. Indigenous leader Bob Chamberlin and Lauren Semple, former Nanaimo Pride Society president, are going to compete for the nomination.