Byelection 2019

Six candidates are vying for a seat in the BC Legislature, looking to represent the Nanaimo riding.
Six candidates are vying for a seat in the BC Legislature, looking to represent the Nanaimo riding. BC Government

2019 Nanaimo provincial byelection candidate profiles

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
January 28, 2019 - 3:49pm Updated: January 29, 2019 - 3:34pm

NanaimoNewsNOW posed the same three questions to all candidates in the 2019 provincial byelection for the Nanaimo riding to gain insight into their views on important local issues.

From left: Tony Harris, Sheila Malcolmson, event moderator Dom Abassi and Michele Ney
From left: Tony Harris, Sheila Malcolmson, event moderator Dom Abassi and Michele Ney Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo riding byelection heats up after feisty debate between BC Liberal and NDP candidates

By Spencer Sterritt
January 24, 2019 - 11:09pm Updated: January 25, 2019 - 11:33am

NANAIMO — The final push from candidates in the Nanaimo riding byelection took a more aggressive turn at the first all candidates debate.

More than 3,100 voters cast their ballots in the first two days of advance voting for the Nanaimo riding byelection.
More than 3,100 voters cast their ballots in the first two days of advance voting for the Nanaimo riding byelection. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

All candidates expected to face off as advance voting continues

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
January 24, 2019 - 12:32pm Updated: January 25, 2019 - 11:34am

NANAIMO — Every candidate running to represent the Nanaimo riding in the provincial legislature are set to face off for the first time.

Voting is underway in a critical byelection to fill the empty Nanaimo MLA seat.
Voting is underway in a critical byelection to fill the empty Nanaimo MLA seat. Kent Simmonds/CFJC Today

Voting begins in pivotal Nanaimo provincial byelection

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
January 22, 2019 - 12:52pm Updated: January 25, 2019 - 11:34am

NANAIMO — Voting is underway in what many are calling one of the most important byelections in B.C.'s history.

Advance polls opened Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. in Nanaimo for the byelection to fill a seat vacated by longtime NDP MLA Leonard Krog.

(from left): Sheila Malcolmon, Tony Harris and Michele Ney at the conference centre Monday night.
(from left): Sheila Malcolmon, Tony Harris and Michele Ney at the conference centre Monday night. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo's provincial byelection candidates calmly clash in first debate

By Spencer Sterritt
January 22, 2019 - 12:32am Updated: January 25, 2019 - 11:33am

NANAIMO — Provincial byelection candidates have the first debate of the campaign trail under their belt after a respectful first meeting.

Nanaimo byelection in NDP territory tests strength of minority government

By The Canadian Press
January 21, 2019 - 5:19pm Updated: January 25, 2019 - 11:33am

NANAIMO, B.C. — British Columbia's minority New Democrat government faces a crucial popularity test this month in a byelection in one of its traditionally safe constituencies where the outcome could threaten Premier John Horgan's one-seat hold on power.

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