Voters to choose MPs in four federal byelections across country next month

OTTAWA — Voters in four federal ridings will go to the polls next month.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the four byelections will be held June 19 to fill seats in three provinces.

In the Manitoba riding of Winnipeg South Centre, Liberal candidate Ben Carr is looking to win the seat held by his father, longtime MP and former cabinet minister Jim Carr, who died in December.

The southern Manitoba riding of Portage-Lisgar was left vacant when Conservative MP and former interim party leader Candice Bergen resigned in February.

Liberal MP and former cabinet minister Marc Garneau, the former astronaut who held the Quebec riding Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Westmount, resigned in March after 15 years in politics.

Dave MacKenzie, Conservative MP for the southwestern Ontario riding of Oxford, stepped down in January.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2023.

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