B.C. Premier David Eby calls two byelections for June 24

VICTORIA- British Columbia Premier David Eby called byelections Saturday for two ridings left vacant after the resignations of the previous New Democrat premier and a former cabinet minister. Voters in the Greater Victoria riding of Langford-Juan de Fuca and in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant will cast their ballots on June 24. The premier said he was excited to announce the voting in two vibrant ridings where residents are in urgent need of representation. The districts encompass very different communities, with Vancouver-Mount Pleasant including parts of the city’s Chinatown and Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods, which are facing “big challenges,” Eby said. He said Langford-Juan de Fuca is a fast-growing riding, and both districts are in need of strong representation heading into the fall legislative session. Eby made the remarks at a news conference at…

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