Main three parties have candidates set for upcoming Ottawa byelections

An election official hands back to a voter her marked ballot to place in the ballot box so she can cast her vote for the federal election at a polling station on Toronto's Ward Island on Monday, May 2, 2011. (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ontario's three main political parties have now nominated their candidates for a pair of Ottawa byelections that could be called any day.

The governing Progressive Conservatives announced today that they have named Natalie Montgomery and Patrick Mayangi as their candidates in Orléans and Ottawa-Vanier.

The Ottawa-Vanier seat has been vacant since the summer, when Liberal Nathalie Des Rosiers resigned, and Premier Doug Ford has until Feb. 2 to call the byelection.

A byelection also needs to be called in Orléans, a riding that Liberal Marie-France Lalonde left in October to represent federally.

The Liberals will run Ottawa City Councillor Stephen Blais in Orléans and Lucille Collard in Ottawa-Vanier.

For the New Democrats, Manon Parrot is running in Orléans and Myriam Djilane is running in Ottawa-Vanier.

This story by the Canadian Press was first published Jan. 21, 2020.

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