Premier announces three by-elections for Sept 3

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Premier Stephen McNeil has announced three by-elections will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Progressive Conservative MLAs Chris d'Entremont, Eddie Orrell, and Alfie MacLeod announced last month they would be jumping to federal politics.

The trio said they'd leave their ridings of Argyle-Barrington, Northside-Westmount, and Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg as of Wednesday.

Another by-election announcement will be necessary for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River after now-Independent MLA Lenore Zann won the federal Liberal nomination last weekend for Cumberland-Colchester.

The federal election is October 21st.