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B.C. Primer announces South Surrey byelection for September 10

A by by election in South Surrey is set for this coming September after former MLA Stephanie Cadieux resigned in April.

On Saturday August 13, 2022, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced a byelection for the Surrey South riding after the seat became vacant in September after MLA Stephanie Cadieux stepped down to become Canada’s first chief accessibility officer.

Shortly after John Horgan called the byelection Pauline Greaves announced she will be running as a candidate for the BC NDP

The B.C. Green party also announced it has nominated Simon Fraser University student Simran Sarai as its candidate.

“I am running for MLA because we are out of time to act on issues such as the climate crisis, housing affordability, health care and mental health,” Sarai said in an emailed statement to CBC.

B.C. Liberals have Elenore Sturko running as their candidate issuing a statement on social media that says.

“This by-election is about more than just the next MLA for Surrey South, it’s about holding the NDP to account for their broken promises. From the lack of childcare spaces to a healthcare crisis to skyrocketing costs – on Sep 10th vote for change for Surrey.”

This newspaper, BC Rise has reached out to the B.C. Conservative Party for comments.

Expense limits for both political parties and candidates is $67,058.28 and $3,468.53 for third party sponsors.

The candidate Candidate nominations close close on August 20, 2022 while voter registration online and by phone closes August 31, at midnight.

Advance voting will take place September 1-4, and September 6-7, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The deadline for voters to request request a vote-by-mail package is September 4, 8 p.m. and election day is September 10, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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