Victoria byelection to take place Nov. 26

Tories select candidate Dale Gann one day before writ drops

Victoria voters will choose a new MP on Nov. 26.

Victoria residents will be heading to the polls Nov. 26 to choose their next Member of Parliament.

The Prime Minister’s office made the byelection announcement on Sunday, one day after the Conservative Party of Canada named Dale Gann as its Victoria candidate.

Gann is currently the president of the University of Victoria’s Vancouver Island Technology Park and the marine technology centre, where he master-planned two properties to successfully lure high tech companies to the Capital Region, according to a press release.

The NDP, Green party and Liberal party will also be running candidates for the seat, which was made vacant after NDP MP Denise Savoie stepped down Aug. 31 for health reasons.

The four candidates all have strong connections to UVic.

Flying the NDP banner is Murray Rankin, an environmental lawyer who is spearheading the provincial NDP’s legal opposition to the Enbridge pipeline project.

The Green Party is represented by Donald Galloway, a UVic law professor who is endorsed by the likes of David Suzuki and Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist Andrew Weaver.

The Liberals hope Paul Summerville, an economist and adjunct professor at UVic’s Peter. B. Gustavson School of Business, will be able to secure a win in Victoria.

Two other byelections will take place on the same day in Calgary Centre and Durham, Ont.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

 

 

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