Today a writ was issued under Section 9.1 of the Election Act for a byelection in the electoral district of Sault Ste. Marie. The byelection will fill a vacancy created in the provincial parliament after David Orazietti announced that he was leaving politics after 13 years as Sault Ste. Marie’s member of provincial parliament last December.
Under the Election Act, elections must be called on a Wednesday and held the fifth Thursday after the date of the issue of the writ. This means voting day will be on June 1st, 2017.