Ottawa: Voters from four federal ridings will take part in the by-elections to elect their MPs next month.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that by-elections would be held in four places on June 19 to fill the vacant seats in the three provinces.
In Manitoba riding of Winnipeg South Centre, the Liberal candidate Ben Carr is looking forward for a comfortable win as the seat was occupied by his father, longtime MP and former cabinet minister Jim Carr, who died in December.
The southern Manitoba riding of Portage-Lisgar fell vacant after Conservative MP and former interim party leader Candice Bergen resigned in February. Bergen is set to become the co-chair of the Manitoba Progressive Conservative campaign ahead of provincial elections in October this year.
In March, Liberal MP and former cabinet minister Mark Garneau resigned from Quebec’s riding Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Westmount seat after 15 years in politics. He has also been an astronaut.
Dave MacKenzie, the Conservative MP from the southwestern Ontario constituency of Oxford, was sidelined in January.
These four constituencies are considered to be strongholds incumbent parties in recent elections. Election Canada said on Sunday that advance polling would be open in these four constituencies from June 9 to 12.
Alberta Conservative MP Bob Benzen resigned from the Calgary Heritage constituency late last year. A by-elections must be called there to elect a new member by July 2.